The Family Echeneidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (5): Echeneis · Phtheirichthys · Remora · Remorina · Remoropsis
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 65 species and subspecies in the Family Echeneidae.
The slender suckerfish or lousefish, Phtheirichthys lineatus, is a rare species of remora, family Echeneidae, and the only member of the genus Phtheirichthys. It is found around the world in tropical and subtropical seas. [more]
The remora (), sometimes called a suckerfish or sharksucker, is an elongated, brown fish in the order Perciformes and family Echeneidae. They grow to 30?90 centimetres long (1?3 ft), and their distinctive first dorsal fin takes the form of a modified oval sucker-like organ with slat-like structures that open and close to create suction and take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals. By sliding backward, the remora can increase the suction, or it can release itself by swimming forward. Remoras sometimes attach to small boats. They swim well on their own, with a sinuous, or curved, motion. [more]
At least 4 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Remoropsis.
More info about the Genus Remoropsis may be found here.
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