Remora, Remora remora (Linnaeus 1758)

Other Names: Brown Sucker, Common Sucker, Short Suckerfish, Short Sucker-fish, Stout Suckerfish, Stout Sucking Fish

A Remora, Remora remora. Source: NOAA CCMA Biogeography Team. License: Public Domain

Remoras attach to large sharks and bony fishes, turtles, and marine mammals.
Video of an amazing encounter with a Remora in Mexico.

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Remora remora in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Jul 2024,

Remora, Remora remora (Linnaeus 1758)

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Found in all Australian marine waters; tropical, temperate, circumglobal

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CAAB Code:37336002

Behaviour:Attaches to large marine animals

Max Size:87 cm TL

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