Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Echeneidae > Genus: Remora > Species: Remora remora

Shark-sucker - Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


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
Akul'ya remora Russian Fishbase
Buwahhal Maltese Fishbase
Dvalfiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Peixe-agarrador Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-pegador Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-pegajoso Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-piolho Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-sapato Portuguese Fishbase
Peshk venduze Albanian Fishbase
Pixxitmun Maltese Fishbase
Prilep Slovenian Fishbase
Rémora French Fishbase
Remora Maltese Fishbase
Remora Polish Fishbase
Rémora Spanish Fishbase
Remora komuni Maltese Fishbase
Shark-sucker English Fishbase
Sugefisk Norwegian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Echeneis remora Linnaeus, 1758
Echeneis squalipeta Daldorff, 1793
Echeneis parva Gronow, 1854
Echeneis remoroides Bleeker, 1855
Echeneis postica Poey, 1860
Echeneis nubifera Tanaka, 1915
Echeneis remeligo Guichenot, 1863
Echeneis remeligo Duméril, 1858
Echeneis borboniensis Guichenot, 1863
Echeneis bourboniensis Duméril, 1858
Echeneis remiligo Guichenot, 1863

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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