Echeneis neucratoides Whitefin sharksucker
Echeneis neucratoidesis commonly referred to as Whitefin sharksucker. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
- Echeneis neucratoides
- Whitefin Sharksucker
- Family tree:
- Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Echeneidae (Family) > Echeneis (Genus) > neucratoides (Species)
- Initial determination:
- Zuiew, 1789
- Guadeloupe, Barbados, Suriname, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indo Pacific, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico (East Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South America, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S., West-Atlantic Ocean
- Sea depth:
- 1,5 - 51 Meter
- 19.69" - 29.53" (50cm - 75cm)
- 23,5 °F - 25,6 °F (23,5°C - 25,6°C)
- Fish (little fishes), Food specialist, Parasites
- Not suitable for home aquaria!
- Not available as offspring
- Toxic hazard unknown
- Not evaluated
- Red List:
- Data deficient (DD)
- Related species at
Catalog of Life:
- Meerwasser-Lexikon Team
- 2013-01-27 16:30:48
- 2020-01-25 16:15:48
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.
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