Definition Of eel


a snakelike fish with a slender elongated body and poorly developed fins, proverbial for its slipperiness.

the man was wanted in a dozen countries but was as slippery as an eel

Example Of eel

  • A feature that has evolved multiple times in different lineages of fish is the eel-like body plan: elongated body, with reduced fins.

  • Among these clades are such diverse forms as arawanas, knifefishes, mormyrids, eels , tarpon, and herring.

  • Any form of fish bait produced either eels or pike.

  • As a result, we may suspect that some tended toward an eel-like style of swimming or an undulating, almost legless type of locomotion on land.

  • Bottlenose dolphins feed on squid, shrimp, eels and a wide variety of fish.

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