Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus 1758,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 143

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Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus 1758


Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus 1758  —Live sharksucker

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a video of a specimen taken near Nusa Island, Kavieng District at 5–23 m depth, St. KR8, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas. Found attached to a variety of hosts, including sharks, rays, large bony fishes or sea turtles, whales, dolphins, 0–85 m depth. Marine.