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eel

(ēl),
Any of a number of scaleless, snakelike fish.
[M.E. ele, fr. O.E. ael]

eel

Eel has been long considered (1,300 years) an aphrodisiac in Japan and is traditionally eaten on the hottest day of the year; there is no data to support the alleged aphrodisiac effect, which appears related to its phallic shape.

eel

any TELEOST fish of the Anguilliformes, having a smooth, shiny skin, a long, snakelike body and reduced fins.

eel

elongated, serpent-like fish with no scales. Most are marine species but there are some freshwater types. They are members of the order Apodes and constitute a number of suborders.

eel rhabdovirus
several isolates from eels have not been shown to be associated with disease in eels, but some are pathogenic for trout and salmon.
eel stomatopapilloma
thought to be a viral infection.
eel stripe
see dorsal stripe.
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Caption: High voltage As an electric eel curls Its body (upper row), the voltage measured in Its prey rises (red, bottom row).
There is a channel between the lagoon and the River Conwy which allows the water from the lagoon to drain out to the river, but on advice from Natural Resources Wales we have valves/traps there that would prevent wildlife like eels swimming up to the lagoon.
European eels are selling in Europe at an average price of EUR 500 per kilogramme, while the price in Asian countries can reach up to EUR 1,300 per kilo, the statement read.
According to the Hamilton, he filmed the monster eel in his mother's bath tub using a "red screen," which is really just a screen lined with red plastic "because you can't green-screen an eel, because an eel is already green.
development and placement of advertisement posters on EEL on billboards and city-lights;
ey were delivered by the Eels in Schools project, which highlights the plight of the endangered species.
The 15 cm eel, which was taken out after a three-hour operation, was found dead, and the surgeon who extracted the eel from Nan's bladder explained how it got there.
The River Wear match, which saw many participants concentrate on eel fishing due to river conditions on the day, was the second of three matches which make up the Environment Agency's Three Rivers Championship.
for allegedly mislabeling and reselling frozen broiled eels imported by Ito-Yokado from China.
However, the sand eel are now more widely dispersed, making fishing more patchy and therefore expensive.
Dr Greg Forde, from the Western Regional Fisheries Board, is one of the Irish scientists involved in a new project to satellite tag the eels to see where they go when they leave Ireland.