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Family: Echeneidae Remoras



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by De Vroe, J.

Circumtropical. Western
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by De Vroe, J.
 
Echeneis naucrates
[Live sharksucker]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Echeneis neucratoides Zuiew, 1789

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Echeneis neucratoides
[Whitefin sharksucker]

Photo by FAO

Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Phtheirichthys lineatus (Menzies, 1791)

Photo by FAO
 
Phtheirichthys lineatus
[Slender suckerfish]

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]
8 Species of Family Echeneidae
(Remoras)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Echeneis naucrates Live sharksucker Circumtropical. Western 110 TL
1789 Echeneis neucratoides Whitefin sharksucker Western Atlantic 75 TL
1791 Phtheirichthys lineatus Slender suckerfish Worldwide in tropical and 76 TL
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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