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Family: Echeneidae Remoras



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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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