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Echeneis neucratoides Whitefin sharksucker


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lexID:
5073 
AphiaID:
159678 
Scientific:
Echeneis neucratoides 
German:
Schiffshalter 
English:
Whitefin Sharksucker 
Category:
Sharksucker 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Echeneidae (Family) > Echeneis (Genus) > neucratoides (Species) 
Initial determination:
Zuiew, 1789 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Suriname, Barbados, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, 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 
Size:
19.69" - 29.53" (50cm - 75cm) 
Temperature:
- (23,5°C - 25,6°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Food specialist, Parasites 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-25 16:15:48 

Husbandry

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.

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