Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Echeneidae > Genus: Echeneis > Species: Echeneis naucrates

Live shark-sucker - Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus, 1758

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Live shark-sucker English Fishbase
Live sharksucker English Fishbase
Pegador-listado Portuguese Fishbase
Pegatimón Spanish Fishbase
Pixxi tmun Maltese Fishbase
Podnawka Polish Fishbase
Rémora commun French Fishbase
Remora tal-faxx Maltese Fishbase
Remora tal-faxx iswed Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Echeneis lunata Bancroft, 1831
Echeneis vittata Rüppell, 1838
Echeneis fusca Gronow, 1854
Echeneis fasciata Gronow, 1854
Echeneis guaican Poey, 1860
Echeneis metallica Poey, 1860
Leptecheneis naucrates (Linnaeus, 1758)
Leptecheneis flaviventris Seale, 1906
Echeneis naucratus Linnaeus, 1758
Echeneis chiromacer Duméril, 1858
Echeneis scaphecrates Duméril, 1858
Echeneis neucrates Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

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NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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