Image: Sucking disc of a Slender Suckerfish

Sucking disc of a Slender Suckerfish

Dorsal view of the head of a 20 cm long Slender Suckerfish removed from a Yellowfin Bream caught on hook and line by J. Pogonoski at a depth of 5 m, Hook Island, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, July 2002.

John Pogoonoski
© John Pogoonoski


The sucking disc has 21 to 27 transverse laminae.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Slender Suckerfish, Echeneis naucrates, marine,


Mark McGrouther - 8.04 AM, 06 April 2010

Hi Steve,  Thank you for your message.  We don't have records of this species from Lake Macquarie.  I'd certainly like to see the photos if you wouldn't mind emailing them to me at  Thanks again. - 5.04 PM, 05 April 2010
Hi. My 11 year old son Lachlan caught a slender suckerfish on a hook and line this morning in Lake Macquarie, NSW (5/4/10) I didnt know what it was until I searched the Net and found a photo of it on your site. Don't know if this is unusual or not but thought I would let you know anyway. I have a number of photos if you would like them.

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