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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Echeneidae Remoras

Genus: Echeneis

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

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Echeneis naucrates
[Live sharksucker]



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

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Echeneis neucratoides
[Whitefin sharksucker]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Echeneis naucrates Live sharksucker Circumtropical. Western 110 TL 1758
Echeneis neucratoides Whitefin sharksucker Western Atlantic 75 TL 1789



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