Echeneis (genus)

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Echeneis naucrates.jpg
E. naucrates, showing suction disc
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Echeneidae
Genus: Echeneis
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Echeneis naucrates
Linnaeus, 1758

Echeneis is a genus of fish in the family Echeneidae, the remoras. The genus is distributed in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The generic name Echeneis comes from the Greek echein (to hold) and nays (ship).[1]


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]


  1. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Echeneis naucrates. FishBase. 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Echeneis in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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