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Suctorial pertains to the adaptation for sucking or suction, as possessed by marine parasites such as the Cookiecutter shark, specifically in a specialised lip organ enabling attachment to the host.
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- Carol Martins & Craig Knickle. "Megamouth Shark- Parasites". Florida Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- Cushinga, P.E., P; Jack O. Brookharta, Hans-Joachim Kleebeb, Gary Zitob and Peter Payne (2005). "The suctorial organ of the Solifugae". Arthropod Structure & Development (ScienceDirect) 34 (4): 397–406. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2005.02.002. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- Krenn, H.W., H; Volker Mauss and John Plant (2002). "Evolution of the suctorial proboscis in pollen wasps". Arthropod Structure & Development (ScienceDirect) 31 (2): 103–120. doi:10.1016/S1467-8039(02)00025-7.
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