Reef-associated; brackish; marine ; depth range 20 - 50 m. Most abundant remora in warm waters . Coastal and offshore. Often found free-swimming in shallow inshore areas and around coral reefs . Attaches temporarily to a variety of hosts including sharks, rays, large bony fishes or sea turtles, whales, dolphins and also to ships. May follow divers.
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