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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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This is our greatest weapon in halting the illegal exploitation of eels and gives us a chance to completely rid waters of illegal instruments.
Two eels were taken to a local aquarium so that they could be put into water right away," she said.
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.
The 5lb 10oz eel was discovered by workers from the Canal & River Trust charity, after nearly 200lbs of fish were rescued from the Ridgacre Branch Canal, near Carters Green.
That's a clue that may help point scientists toward finally finding exactly where adult eels go to spawn.
The larger eels are more expensive, and they are graded into three classes: large, 1 pound and up; medium, 200 grams to 1 pound; and small, under 200 grams.
Eels are using electricity like a venom, Catania says.
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.
But up and down the Atlantic Coast today, eels are finding the path to survival a very slippery one.
During the 18 y study, a total of 92 American eels were collected throughout the Upper Mississippi River.