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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Echeneidae  
 Genus Remora  
  Remora remora  (Linnaeus, 1758) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Echeneis borboniensisEcheneis bourboniensisEcheneis nubiferaEcheneis parvaEcheneis posticaEcheneis remeligoEcheneis remiligoEcheneis remoraEcheneis remoroidesEcheneis squalipeta  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 16 to 20 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 21 to 27 and anal fin with 20 to 25 soft rays; pectoral fins rounded; caudal fin forked in young, becoming emarginate adults. Total gill rakers on first gill arch 28 to 37. Body and fins uniformly blackish-brown. 
Habitat: Usually associated with sharks but also attaches itself to other large fishes, sea turtles and even ships. Sometimes free-swimming. Younger individuals are more active as parasite pickers. Feeds on parasitic copepods. 
Distribution: Cosmopolitan in warm waters. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381648
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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