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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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Anyone wishing to fish for migratory species including eels should visit Permission to trap crayfish, eels, elvers, salmon and sea trout.
While previously it was understood eels travelled to the Sargasso Sea to spawn, conservationists did not understand the duration and the dangers they are exposed to during this migration.
Eels are protected by law and are capable of surviving for periods of time out of water and, according to legend, are capable of crossing land and damp meadows in their search for water systems.
As the scientists nail down more specifics of how ocean circulation changes and navigational ability affect larval survival, they can provide better predictions for how to sustain eel populations and eel fisheries, especially as the ocean conditions continue to change in the future.
Tony buys his eels from the eel guy, Marty, from Holland Seafoods in Arapahoe, NC.
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Staff are being asked to watch out for eels in the water although no further sightings have been reported.
After a number of phone calls to different organisations, the Environment Agency gave permission for staff at the plant, operated by px limited, to return eels and fish - believed to be freshwater dace - into the River Tees.
Two Chinese nationals travelling from Madrid to Sofia have tried to smuggle the eels packed up into eight styrofoam containers and declared as food items, The National Customs Agency said in a statement on Thursday.
At the late stages of the silver eel metamorphosis, their digestive organs deteriorate, presumably making more room for eggs.
Correspondingly, the USFWS considered placing the American eel on the endangered species list in 2007, but after deliberation the declines were not substantiated for listing.