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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:
Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Haiti, Cuba, the Netherlands Antilles, Saint Barthélemy, Suriname, Guatemala, Jamaica, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Panama, Barbados, French Guiana, Columbia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Venezuela, Guadeloupe, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Britiske Jomfruøer, Cayman øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Indo Stillehavet, Martinique, Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Sydamerika, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
1,5 - 51 Meter 
Size:
50 cm - 75 cm 
Temperature:
23,5°C - 25,6°C 
Food:
Parasites, Foder specialist, Små fisk 
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
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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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