Scientific Name
Remora australis  
Remora australis澳洲短印魚
by: ©South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
Author (Bennett, 1840) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 澳洲短印魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮣科 Economic Fish No 
Family F363 Echeneidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 澳洲短鮣 
Max Length 76 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 短印仔魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality No locality 
Synonyms Echeneis australis, Echeneis scutata, Remilegia australis, Remora australia, Remora remora, Remora scutata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Frederick Debell Bennett 1840 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
Common Name Whale remora; Whalesucker 
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 24 to 28 laminae; second dorsal fin and anal fin long, lacking spines, the anal fin with 24 to 26 soft rays; pectoral fins rounded; caudal fin forked in young, becoming emarginate in adults. Total gill rakers on first gill arch 17 to 20. Body uniformly grey.
habitats Oceanic, mostly in warm seas. Attaches itself only to whales and porpoises. One adult couple was recorded attached to the same individual spinner dolphin for a period of about 3 months. A common associate of spinner dolphins at Fernando de Noronha Archipe 
Distribution Worldwide in tropical and warm waters. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.