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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Echeneidae Remoras

Genus: Remora

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Wirtz, P.

Worldwide in warm seas.
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Remora albescens (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Remora albescens
[White suckerfish]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Remora australis (Bennett, 1840)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Remora australis
[Whalesucker]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Worldwide in warm seas.
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Remora brachyptera
[Spearfish remora]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Warm and temperate seas o
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Remora osteochir
[Marlin sucker]

Photo by Bryan, D.

Cosmopolitan in warm wate
Max. Length 86.4 cm TL
Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Remora remora
[Shark sucker]
5 Species of Family Echeneidae with Genus Remora
(Remoras)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1850 Remora albescens White suckerfish Worldwide in warm seas. 30 SL
1840 Remora australis Whalesucker Worldwide in tropical and 76 TL
1839 Remora brachyptera Spearfish remora Worldwide in warm seas. 50 TL
1829 Remora osteochir Marlin sucker Warm and temperate seas o 40 SL
1758 Remora remora Shark sucker Cosmopolitan in warm wate 86.4 TL



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