|Other names:||Echinius, Echinus, Essinus, Esynus, Remora, Urchin|
This fish clings to ships and holds them back
The echeneis is a fish, half a foot in length, that clings to ships and delays their passage. When this fish attaches to a ship, even in the high winds of a storm the ship will not move, but seems to be rooted in the sea. The echeneis is found in the Indian Sea.