Remora remora, Shark sucker : fisheries
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Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)

Shark sucker
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> Carangiformes (Jacks) > Echeneidae (Remoras)
Etymology: Remora: Latin, remora = delay, hindrance (1567) (Ref. 45335);  remora: remora meaning delay or hindrance; these fish were once thought to delay a ship's progress when they attached to the hull (Ref. 4389)  More on author: Linnaeus.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall - 200 m (Ref. 86942), usually - m (Ref. ).   Subtropical; 0°C - ; 60°N - 36°S, 180°W - 180°E

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Cosmopolitan in warm waters. Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559) to New Zealand and Norfolk Island (Ref. 8879). Eastern Pacific: San Francisco in California, USA to Chile (Ref. 2850). Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to Argentina (Ref. 7251). Eastern Atlantic: North Sea to the Canary Islands, including the western Mediterranean. Recorded from Iceland (Ref. 13583) and between Sweden and Denmark (Ref. 28571).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 86.4 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 26340); common length : 40.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 26999); publicerad maxvikt: 1.1 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 22-26; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 22 - 24. Dark brownish grey in color (Ref. 4389). During the course of development, fin is transformed into a suction disc (Ref. 35388). Deeper-bodied than Echeneis naucrates (Ref. 37816).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Usually associated with sharks but also attaches itself to other large fishes, sea turtles and even ships (Ref. 2850, 58302); found in gill chambers, fins and body surface (Ref. 5951). Sometimes free-swimming (Ref. 2850). Younger individual is more active as parasite pickers (Ref. 26938). Feeds on parasitic copepods (Ref. 35388).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Lachner, E.A. and A. Post, 1990. Echeneidae. p. 725-728. In J. C. Quéro, J. C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 10791)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 23 August 2012

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fiskeri: kommersiell
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.7 - 28.2, mean 24.8 °C (based on 2107 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5352   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00275 (0.00111 - 0.00682), b=3.15 (2.93 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.4 se; based on diet studies.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Mellan, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 1,4-4,4 år (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 22.6 [12.6, 42.6] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.871 [0.516, 1.447] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.7 [18.7, 20.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.136 [0.079, 0.237] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.1 [12.8, 48.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 30.1 [9.5, 92.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.72 [0.48, 1.09] mg/100g (wet weight);