The serpent eel or sand snake-eel, Ophisurus serpens, is an eel of the genus Ophisurus, found in the eastern Atlantic, western Mediterranean, western Indian Ocean, western Pacific, and the north east coast of North Island in New Zealand.

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The Eel lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range - 300 m environment.

and spiny eels, but these are not members of the Anguilliformes order. More

Dictionary: eel (ēl) pronunciation Home > Library > Literature & Language > Dictionaryn., pl., eel, or eels. 1. More

True eels are elongated fishes, ranging in length from 5 centimetres (2.0 in) in the one-jawed eel (Monognathus ahlstromi) to 3.75 metres (12.3 ft) in the giant moray. They possess no pelvic fins, and many species also lack pectoral fins. More

People have fished and farmed eels for hundreds of years, but we have little known about eels for most of that time. Even today the American eel’s complex life history is not completely understood. More

In the common American eel the dorsal fin originates far behind the pectorals, this character is enough to distinguish it from the conger, from which it also differs in that the lower jaw projects beyond the upper or at least equals it in length, and its eyes are small More

Eel is the common name for any of the various members of the fish order Anguilliformes, which are characterized by an elongated, snake-like body, the absence of pelvic fins, and typically without scales or with the scales embedded in the skin. More

that the European eel and the American eel, A. rostrata, are the same species. OTHER COMMON NAMES English: Common eel; French: Anguille; German: Aal; Spanish: Anguila. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Specimens have been reported to reach 52. More

Fire Eel The Fire Eel is not a true eel, but an elongated freshwater fish with spines. It is dark brown in color with a lighter belly and several red stripes along the body. More

Eel - Definition and Overview = Juvenile American eelsEnlargeJuvenile American eels An eel is any of the fishes in the order Anguilliformes. The flat and transparent larva of the eel is called a leptocephalus. More

Sponsored linksEel Skin WalletsFind Eel Skin Wallets Here. Low Prices: Brand Name Clothing! eel (l)n. pl. eel or eels1. More

eel has been one of the world’s favorite foods since ancient Greece, and the eel’s life cycle is one of the most remarkable on the planet—during the middle ages, impoverished Londoners survived on eel and the eel later saved the Mayflower pilgrims from More

Electric eels live in muddy waters and have poor vision; they rely on low levels of electrical fields to navigate and explore their surroundings. Higher levels of voltage are generated to stun or kill prey and to protect eels from predators. More

In addition to the name swamp eel, other English names used for members of this group of fish include rice eel, rice-paddy eel, and belut. What is the scientific name? Swamp eels belong to the family Synbranchidae. More

eel can be found in both fresh and saltwater, depending upon the species, although all eels breed in salt water. Many species of freshwater eel are consumed by humans, and eel is popular in European and Asian cuisines. More

(and why is an electric eel not one of them?) The electric eel is not a true eel. Nor is the "wolf eel" in the picture below. The moray eel, on the other hand, is a true eel. More

American eel (Anguillis rostrata) by Gary Shepherd PDF Version Archives Turn Word Definitions On Figure 28.1 Statistical areas used to define the Amerian eel stock. More

True eels (Anguilliformes) are an order of fish, which consists of 4 suborders, 19 families, 110 genera and approximately 600 species. More

to eel (third-person singular simple present eels, present participle eeling, simple past and past participle eeled) 1. To fish for eels 2. More

Family overview: Freshwater eels are the only catadromous fishes in North America. “Catadromous” means that they spawn in salt water and live as adults in fresh water. Anadromous fishes, like salmon and American shad, spawn in fresh water but live as adults in the ocean. More

Freshwater eel is a popular sushi item and is sold under the Japanese name unagi. Young eels are farm raised after being captured from the wild - a practice that puts more pressure on wild populations that are already in decline. More

mud of creeks, ponds, rivers or the sea, the eel's life cycle is one of the most remarkable on the planet. More

The eel has a long tapered body covered by slimy skin. Some species have scales. The eel has dorsal (back) fins but no pelvic fins. More

The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a long, snake-like fish that can generate electricity (it is not a true eel). It can produce a 600-volt electric shock. One shock from an electric eel will not kill a person, but repeated shocks will. More

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The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus), which is found in South American tropical regions, has the ability to produce powerful electric charges. The low intensity charges emitted by the eel range from 5 to 10 V. More

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Common names

'Mpastura vacchi in Italian (Italiano)
'Mpasturavacchi in Italian (Italiano)
Anguille serpent in French (français)
Biscia di mare in Italian (Italiano)
Cobra do mar in Portuguese (Português)
Cobra-do-mar in Portuguese (Português)
Coloru de mari in Italian (Italiano)
Culebra de mar in Spanish (español)
Eel in English
En art slangeål in Danish (dansk)
Fidochelo in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Fidochelo in Greek, Modern (1453)
Giant snake eel in English
Gjarperi i detit in Albanian (Shqip)
Hadar hadovitý in Czech (česky)
Langkiefer-Schlangenaal in German (Deutsch)
Meeresviper in German (Deutsch)
Mittelmeer-schlangenaai in German (Deutsch)
Mittelmeer-Schlangenaal in German (Deutsch)
Nauhakäärmeankerias in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Ostrokhvostyi Ugor' in Russian (русский язык)
Paling in Afrikaans
Paling in Dutch (Nederlands)
sand snake eel in English
Sand snake-eel in English
Sandslangeål in Danish (dansk)
Sandslangetjie in Afrikaans
Seppi 'i mari in Italian (Italiano)
Serp in Maltese (Malti)
Serp de mar in Catalan (Català)
Serp il-bahar in Maltese (Malti)
Serp il-bahar halqu twil in Maltese (Malti)
Serpa in Italian (Italiano)
Serpent de mer in French (français)
serpent eel in English
serpente in Portuguese (Português)
Serpente di mare in Italian (Italiano)
Serpente-do-mar in Portuguese (Português)
Serpenton à long nez in French (français)
Serpenton à nez long in French (français)
Serpi in Italian (Italiano)
Serpi 'mperiali in Italian (Italiano)
Serpi longa in Italian (Italiano)
Serpi ranni in Italian (Italiano)
Serpiente de mar in Spanish (español)
Snake eel in English
Snake-eel in English
snipe eel in English
Tieso trompudo in Spanish (español)
Vipera 'e mare in Italian (Italiano)
Vipera di mare in Italian (Italiano)
Yilankurdu baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Yılankurdu balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Zeeslang in Dutch (Nederlands)
Zmija zubuša in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Zmija zubuša in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Zmijak piaskowy in Polish (polski)
Zobata jegulja in Slovene
Zobata jegulja in Slovenian (slovenščina)
Φειδόχελο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Φειδόχελο in Greek, Modern (1453)
Φίδι της θάλασσας in Greek (Ελληνικά)
蛇形尖嘴蛇鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
蛇形尖嘴蛇鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
褐沙蛇鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
褐沙蛇鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Ophichthidae
Genus : Ophisurus
Species : Ophisurus serpens
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758