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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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Minister McHugh said: I want to commend ESB for the responsibility and diligence they have shown in agreeing a comprehensive package to mitigate the loss of elvers.
While some parts of the country are being transformed, high levels of poverty remain in the country and is becoming entrenched not only in rural areas but also in urban centres as the income gap widens and inequality increases," Elver noted, citing findings of a recent fact-finding mission undertaken by her office.
Hilal Elver from Turkey for that position," the statement, signed by Human Rights Council President Baudelaire Ndong Ella, said.
Eel farmers frequently collect elvers as they arrive from the sea but eel farming is challenging since they are one of the few fish that will not breed in captivity.
Jessop (1998) used large samples from the Nova Scotian elver fishery to show seasonal declines in length and weight and an increase in pigmentation of newly arrived elvers, Wang and Tzeng (1998) used SEM (scanning electron microscopy) and elemental analysis of otoliths to determine ages of elvers taken from Haiti, north to Nova Scotia.
We can start by supporting environmental protection and putting an end to elver fishing.
The most important question is can this peace process succeed despite the deteriorating situation in Gaza" Elver told Gulf News.
Among the photographs on display was one called Safety, by Charlotte Elver, 20, a student at Beechwood College.
Until May 31, Maine rivers will be intensely dip-netted every night, bringing some elver fishermen thousands of dollars before dawn.
They are a much prized delicacy, and there has been an elver fishery on the River Severn for centuries.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The first-place smile flashed by Elver De Leon just about summed up the experience shared by the estimated 5,000 children who participated in Mundialito 2001 on Wednesday.
The Environment Agency's proposed new byelaws include introducing an elver close season, preventing net fishing for elvers at vulnerable locations specifying eel and elver fishing methods and equipment prohibiting trawling for eels and elvers.