Whale shark with his entourage of #remora (also know as sucker fish). They were obcw thought to feed on the scraps od the host. However their diet has been shown to primarily consist of the feces of the host. In ancient times, the remora was believed to stop a ship from sailing. In Latin, remora means "delay", while the genus name Echeneis comes from Greek εχειν, echein ("to hold") and ναυς, naus ("a ship").