IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: remora (English), suckerfish (English), rémora (Espanol)
Remorina albescens (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

White suckerfish,     White remora

Moderately elongate; sucking disc on head medium length, reaches ~to tips of pectorals, with 12-14 plates; lower gill rakers ~10, including rudiments; pectoral broad, rounded 18-21 rays; dorsal with short base, 15-22 rays; anal base ~ head length, 20-26 rays; tail bluntly straight (forked in juvenile); pelvics small, blunt, narrowly joined to belly by membrane .

Uniform pale grey to white.

Size: 35 cm.

Habitat: hosts are manta rays, sharks and marlin.

Depth: 0-50 m?

Circumtropical; throughout our region except for the upper Gulf of California.   


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