Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Echeneidae  
 Genus Remora  
  Remora brachyptera  (Lowe, 1839) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Echeneis brachypteraEcheneis nieuhofiiEcheneis pallidaEcheneis quatuordecimlaminatusEcheneis sexdecimlamellata  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body not elongate, its depth contained 5 to 8 times in standard length. Jaws broad, the lower projecting beyond the upper. First dorsal fin replaced by a transversal, laminated, oval cephalic disc with 15 to 18 laminae, posterior end of sucking disc before posterior end of pectoral fin; second dorsal fin and anal fin long, lacking spines, the dorsal fin with 27 to 34 and anal fin with 22 to 28 soft rays; pectoral fins rounded; caudal fin forked in young, becoming truncatein adults. Total gill rakers on first gill arch less than 21. Body and fins blackish-brown; dorsal and anal fins with white margin, upper and lower posterior tips of caudal fin white. 
Habitat: Found on the body and inside gill chamber of billfishes and swordfishes, rarely on any other fishes. 
Distribution: Worldwide in warm seas. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381646
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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