Scientific Name
Remora remora  
Remora remora短印魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 短印魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮣科 Economic Fish No 
Family F363 Echeneidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 短鮣 
Max Length 86.4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 短印仔魚、印魚(臺東)、狗屎印(澎湖) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Indico Ocean 
Synonyms Echeneis borboniensis, Echeneis bourboniensis, Echeneis nubifera, Echeneis parva, Echeneis postica, Echeneis remeligo, Echeneis remeligo, Echeneis remiligo, Echeneis remora, Echeneis remoroides, Echeneis squalipeta   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  B. S. Muir etc. 1967 B. S. Muir etc. 1967 Dotsu, Y. etc. 1980 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054919. ASIZP0060392. ASIZP0064758. ASIZP0064904. ASIZP0800338. ASIZP0800357. ASIZP0910357. FRIP00934. FRIP20157. FRIP21121. NTUM07727. SU24031.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Remora; Shark pilot; Shark-sucker; Suck fish; Common remora; Brown remora 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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.