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Echeneis neucratoides

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lexID:
5073 
AphiaID:
159678 
Scientific:
Echeneis neucratoides 
German:
Schiffshalter 
English:
Whitefin Sharksucker 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Echeneidae (Family) > Echeneis (Genus) > neucratoides (Species) 
Initial determination:
Zuiew, 1789 
Occurrence:
Columbia, French Guiana, Cuba, Venezuela, Suriname, Atlanterhavet, Vest, Bahamas, Caymanøyene, Mexico (Øst Pacific), Mexicogulfen, Sør-Amerika , USA 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
50 cm - 75 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 29°C 
Food:
Parasites, For-Spesialist, Små fisk 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-10-21 16:06:14 

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Zuiew, 1789

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.

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Massachusetts in USA, Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern South America.

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