Body moderately long, slender, head depressed, dorsal fin miodified into a sucking disc; pectoral fin rounded, pelvic fin broadly connected to the body by a membrane; anal fin with 18-28 rays. Dark brown to dark grey or greyish black, occasionally paler; pectoral and ventral fins paler near tips. To 80 cm.
Although these remoras attach to a variety of hosts, they are most often seen on sharks. They are rare in coastal waters of southern Australia.
Pelagic in tropical and many temperate seas.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed