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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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There was not a predominant species represented in the Batoidea group, whereas 82% of the Anguilliformes were represented by the king snake eel, Ophichthus rex (Table 1).
The order Anguilliformes is usually considered a monophyletic group, and the well-supported grouping of the anguilliform genera Conger and Anguilla (with a bootstrap value of 91%) is thus expected (see e.
6% Eastern Gulf of Mexico Anguilliformes Unknown eel King snake eel 19% Conger eel 6% Other 6% Spotted moray 4.
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.