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Family: Echeneidae Remoras



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

Photo by Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Echeneis naucrates
[Live sharksucker]



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

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



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

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Phtheirichthys lineatus
[Slender suckerfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Walter, T.
 
Remora albescens
[White suckerfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Remora australis
[Whalesucker]



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

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Remora brachyptera
[Spearfish remora]



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

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



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

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Remora remora
[Shark sucker]



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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
Phtheirichthys lineatus Slender suckerfish Worldwide in tropical and 76 TL 1791
Remora albescens White suckerfish Worldwide in warm seas. 30 SL 1850
Remora australis Whalesucker Worldwide in tropical and 76 TL 1840
Remora brachyptera Spearfish remora Worldwide in warm seas. 50 TL 1839
Remora osteochir Marlin sucker Warm and temperate seas o 40 SL 1829
Remora remora Shark sucker Cosmopolitan in warm wate 86.4 TL 1758



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