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- Echeneis neucratoides
- Whitefin sharksucker
- Family tree:
- Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Echeneidae (Family) > Echeneis (Genus) > neucratoides (Species)
- Initial determination:
- Zuiew, 1789
- Columbia, French Guiana, Cuba, Venezuela, Suriname, Atlanterhavet, Vest, Bahamas, Caymanøyene, Mexico (Øst Pacific), Mexicogulfen, Sør-Amerika , USA
- Sea depth:
- 50 cm - 75 cm
- °C - 29°C
- Parasites, For-Spesialist, Små fisk
- Not suitable for home aquaria!
- Toxic hazard unknown
- Related species at
Catalog of Life:
- Meerwasser-Lexikon Team
- 2013-01-27 16:30:48
- 2018-10-21 16:06:14
Special thanks for this foto to Borut Furlan from Slovenia.
Echeneis neucratoides occurs near as well as far from the coast.
Sucks on whales, sharks, turtles, rays, dolphins, ships and sometimes even on divers.
Feeds on skin-parasites and small fishes.
Western Atlantic: Massachusetts in USA, Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern South America.
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