Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs near as well as far from the coast (Ref. 5217).
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: Massachusetts in USA, Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern South America
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Western Atlantic: Massachusetts in USA, Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern South America.
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 750 mm TL
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Max. size

75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251))
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 14 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 6 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 51
  Temperature range (°C): 23.535 - 25.634
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.757 - 2.736
  Salinity (PPS): 36.091 - 36.231
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.476 - 4.714
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.118 - 0.169
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.993 - 2.001

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 51

Temperature range (°C): 23.535 - 25.634

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.757 - 2.736

Salinity (PPS): 36.091 - 36.231

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.476 - 4.714

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.118 - 0.169

Silicate (umol/l): 0.993 - 2.001
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Echeneis neucratoides

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
  • Bianchi, G. 1985 FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the commercial marine and brackish-water species of Pakistan. Prepared with the support of PAK/77/033 and FAO (FIRM) Regular Programme. Rome: FAO. 200 p.
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Wikipedia

Echeneis neucratoides


Echeneis neucratoides, the Whitefin sharksucker is a species of remora native to subtropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. This fish can reach a length of 75 centimetres (30 in) TL (though most do not exceed 50 centimetres (20 in) TL). This species is an important component of local commercial fisheries.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Echeneis neucratoides" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
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