Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Echeneidae  
 Genus Remora  
  Remora albescens  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Echeneis albescensEcheneis clypeataEcheneis lophioidesRemorina albescens  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 12 to 14 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 16 to 23 and anal fin with 20 to 26 soft rays; pectoral fins rounded; pelvic fins narrowly attached to abdomen, smaller than pectoral fin in adults; caudal fin truncate. Pale grey to white in color. 
Habitat: Host specific on manta rays, but occasionally attaches to sharks. Often occurs inside gill chamber and mouth of host. Also attaches itself to black marlin, Makaira indica, of the Indo-Pacific Region. Rarely free-swimming 
Distribution: Worldwide in warm seas. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 381649
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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