WoRMS taxon details

Echeneidae Rafinesque, 1810

125533  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125533)

accepted
Family
Genus Echeneis Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis neucratoides Zuiew, 1789
  » Species Echeneis albescens Temminck & Schlegel, 1850 accepted as Remora albescens (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
  » Species Echeneis apicalis Poey, 1860 accepted as Phtheirichthys lineatus (Menzies, 1791)
  » Species Echeneis australis Bennett, 1840 accepted as Remora australis (Bennett, 1840)
  » Species Echeneis borboniensis Guichenot, 1863 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis bourboniensis Duméril, 1858 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis brachyptera Lowe, 1839 accepted as Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
  » Species Echeneis chiromacer Duméril, 1858 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis clypeata Günther, 1860 accepted as Remora albescens (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
  » Species Echeneis fasciata Gronow, 1854 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis fusca Gronow, 1854 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis guaican Poey, 1860 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis jacobaea Lowe, 1839 accepted as Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829)
  » Species Echeneis lineata Menzies, 1791 accepted as Phtheirichthys lineatus (Menzies, 1791)
  » Species Echeneis lophioides Guichenot, 1863 accepted as Remora albescens (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
  » Species Echeneis lophioides Duméril, 1858 accepted as Remora albescens (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
  » Species Echeneis lunata Bancroft, 1831 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis megalodiscus Franz, 1910 accepted as Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829)
  » Species Echeneis metallica Poey, 1860 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis naucratus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
  » Species Echeneis neucrates Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
  » Species Echeneis nieuhofii Bleeker, 1853 accepted as Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
  » Species Echeneis nubifera Tanaka, 1915 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis osteochir Cuvier, 1829 accepted as Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829)
  » Species Echeneis osteochire (Cuvier, 1829) accepted as Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829) (misspelling)
  » Species Echeneis pallida Temminck & Schlegel, 1850 accepted as Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
  » Species Echeneis parva Gronow, 1854 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis pediculus Girard, 1893 accepted as Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829)
  » Species Echeneis postica Poey, 1860 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis quatuordecimlaminatus Storer, 1839 accepted as Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
  » Species Echeneis remeligo Guichenot, 1863 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis remeligo Duméril, 1858 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis remiligo Guichenot, 1863 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
  » Species Echeneis remora Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis remoroides Bleeker, 1855 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis scaphecrates Duméril, 1858 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Echeneis scutata Günther, 1860 accepted as Remora australis (Bennett, 1840)
  » Species Echeneis sexdecimlamellata Eydoux & Gervais, 1837 accepted as Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
  » Species Echeneis sphyraenarum Poey, 1860 accepted as Phtheirichthys lineatus (Menzies, 1791)
  » Species Echeneis squalipeta Daldorff, 1793 accepted as Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Echeneis tetrapturorum Poey, 1860 accepted as Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829)
  » Species Echeneis tropica Euphrasen, 1791 accepted as Phtheirichthys lineatus (Menzies, 1791)
  » Species Echeneis vittata Rüppell, 1838 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Phtheirichthys Gill, 1862
Genus Remora Gill, 1862

Genus Echensis accepted as Echeneis Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
  » Species Echensis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Genus Echneis accepted as Echeneis Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
  » Species Echneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Genus Leptecheneis Gill, 1864 accepted as Echeneis Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Phthierichthys accepted as Phtheirichthys Gill, 1862 (misspelling)
Genus Remilegia Gill, 1862 accepted as Remora Gill, 1862
Genus Remorina Jordan & Evermann, 1896 accepted as Remora Gill, 1862 (synonym)
Genus Rhombochirus Gill, 1863 accepted as Remora Gill, 1862
marine
Description Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Elongate body, with the head flattened and bearing a sucking disc having 10-28...  
Description Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Elongate body, with the head flattened and bearing a sucking disc having 10-28 transverse movable lamina (disc said to have evolved from a spinous dorsal fin). Mandible jutted. Scales small and cycloid. Spines absent in dorsal and anal fins. About 18-40 soft rays each in dorsal and anal fins. No swim bladder. Branchiostegal rays 8-11. With the sucking disc, the remora hitches to larger animals such as sharks, bony fishes, turtles or mammals. Some species reportedly show considerable host specificity. About 1 m maximum length (reported for Echeines naucrates); the smallest species measuring 17 cm. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Echeneidae Rafinesque, 1810. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125533 on 2018-05-22
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
From other sources
Description Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Elongate body, with the head flattened and bearing a sucking disc having 10-28 transverse movable lamina (disc said to have evolved from a spinous dorsal fin). Mandible jutted. Scales small and cycloid. Spines absent in dorsal and anal fins. About 18-40 soft rays each in dorsal and anal fins. No swim bladder. Branchiostegal rays 8-11. With the sucking disc, the remora hitches to larger animals such as sharks, bony fishes, turtles or mammals. Some species reportedly show considerable host specificity. About 1 m maximum length (reported for Echeines naucrates); the smallest species measuring 17 cm. [details]
 



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English remoras  [details]
Japanese コバンザメ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål sugefiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk sugefiskfamilien  [details]