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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.
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A revision of the snake eel genus Myrichthys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) with the description of a new eastern Pacific species.
Serranidae, Anguilliformes, Other Osteichthyes, and Batoidea each represented approximately 1% of the total bycatch, while Invertebrata and Lutjanidae each represented less than 1% of the total bycatch (Table 1).
1) are also included: Elops and Megalops (Elopiformes), Albula (Albuliformes), Notacanthus (Nothacanthiformes), Anguilla and Conger (Anguilliformes) and Eurypharynx (Saccopharyngiformes).
Anguilliformes composed another large portion of the Bycatch (23.9 %), represented primarily by unidentified eels (64.6%) and king snake eel, Ophichthus rex (19.0%) (Fig.
Comprehension morphologique et phylogenetique des taxon actuels et fossiles rapportes aux Anguilliformes (poissons, teleosteens).
Taxa Common name Lamniformes Carcharhinidae--requiem sharks Galeorhinus galeus (Jordan and tope Gilbert, 1883) Rajiformes Dasyatidae--stingrays Urobatis halleri (Cooper, 1863) round stingray Anguilliformes Muraenidae--morays Gymnothorax mordax (Ayres, 1859) California moray Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae--scorpionfishes Scorpaena guttata (Girard, 1854) California scorpionfish Sebastes atrovirens (Jordan and kelp rockfish Gilbert, 1880) Sebastes serranoides (Eigenmann and olive rockfish Eigenmann, 1890) Sebastes serriceps (Jordan and treefish Gilbert, 1880) Hexagrammidae--greenlings Oxylebius pictus (Girard, 1854) painted greenling Perciformes Serranidae--sea basses Paralabrax clathratits (Girard.
Until now, 7 species of true eels (Anguilliformes) were known to exist in British Columbia based on literature records and museum specimens; Nemichthys scolopaceus, Avocettina infans, Serrivomer jesperseni, Xenomystax atrarius, Thalassenchelys coheni, Venefica ocella and V.