Scientific Name
Remora albescens
Remora albescens白短印魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 白短印魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮣科 Economic Fish No 
Family F363 Echeneidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 白短鮣 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白印仔魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Echeneis albescens, Echeneis clypeata, Echeneis lophioides, Echeneis lophioides, Remorina albescens   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name White remora; White suckerfish; Mantasucker 
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 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.
habitats 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.