Also known as Live Sharksucker, Shark Remora, Slender Sharksucker, Slender Suckerfish, Slender Suckingfish, Striped Remora, Striped Suckerfish, Suckerfish, Suckingfish, Whitefin Sharksucker, White-tailed Remora.
Found singly or in schools, either free swimming, or attached to their host (with a sucker on top of their head) which includes any critter or object, like fish, sharks, dolphins, etc., as well as ships, and even divers legs! In warm waters, from estuaries to the ocean, around inshore areas of coral reefs.
They feed on scraps of food or parasites from their hosts.
Juveniles sometimes found at cleaning stations acting as cleaners.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 0-100m
Remoras have a sucker on top of their heads to attach to anything that moves!
They spend their days Hitch hiking between large fish such as sharks, manta rays, turtles etc.
They are quite keen to hitch a lift with divers as well!!
If they do attach push forward to remove!
They feed on scraps of food from their hosts or parasites on their hosts. Ref: https://www.fishbase.in/summary/Echeneis-naucrates.html