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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Carangiformes
Family: Echeneidae Remoras

Genus: Remora

(See list of species below)



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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)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
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)

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Remora remora
[Shark sucker]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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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