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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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Phil Rippon, fisheries technical specialist for the Environment Agency, said: "We are delighted that the staff team at px were diligent enough to catch and preserve these eels and fish, so that they could be returned to their natural environment.
The baby eels were transported to the rescue center at the Public Aquarium in the city of Varna, on the Black Sea coast.
Joash has a kind of farm of eels that he feeds by chucking some meat in the local stream so we thought we could have a pit of play," he explained.
At the end of this month, the elvers, which are transparent, will join 300 eels released by the school into Brookvale Lake last year.
Part of the eel's problem stems from poaching of the little eels that ascend New England rivers, especially in Maine.
No one checked the level in the traps at Cathaleen's Fall and they filled up fast, leaving additional eels with nowhere to go and they died of oxygen starvation.
Humans aren't usually swimming in the same murky water or swamps as the eels.
A typical silver eel setup begins with a 20-pound-class rod and reel filled with 20-pound monofilament.
The eels are expected to disperse throughout the Teme and surrounding rivers, to grow and develop over the next 15 or 20 years.