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True eels
American eel, Anguilla rostrata
American eel, Anguilla rostrata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Superorder: Elopomorpha
Order: Anguilliformes
Suborders

See text for suborders and families. Eel or eels may refer to: // Eel, a common name for members of the order of fish Anguilliformes. ... Download high resolution version (1606x366, 84 KB)american eel image uwe kils gfdl self File links The following pages link to this file: Eel American eel ... Binomial name Anguilla rostrata Le Sueur, 1821 The American eel (Anguilla rostrata) is a fish found on the Eastern coast of the United States. ... Scientific classification redirects here. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Orders See text The Actinopterygii are the ray-finned fish. ... Orders Elopiformes Albuliformes Notacanthiformes Anguilliformes Saccopharyngiformes Elopomorpha is a group of Teleostei fishes that contains: Elopiformes Elopidae Megalopidae Albuliformes Albulidae Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Notacanthidae Anguilliformes Anguilloidei Nemichthyoidei Congroidei Synaphobranchoidei Saccopharyngiformes Cyematidae Saccopharyngidae Eurypharyngidae Monognathidae Categories: | ...

True eels (Anguilliformes) are an order of fish, which consists of 4 suborders, 19 families, 110 genera and approximately 600 species. Most eels are predators. In scientific classification used in biology, the order (Latin: ordo, plural ordines) is a rank between class and family (termed a taxon at that rank). ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... The hierarchy of scientific classification In biological classification, family (Latin: familia, plural familiae) is a rank, or a taxon in that rank. ... In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a grouping in the classification of living organisms having one or more related and morphologically similar species. ... A commodity metal, historically gold and silver, backing money or currency. ... This snapping turtle is trying to make a meal of a Canada goose, but the goose is too wary. ...


The flat and transparent larva of the eel is called a leptocephalus. A young eel is called an elver. A larval insect A larva (Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of animal with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis (for example, insects or amphibians). ... Leptocephalus larva A leptocephalus is the flat and transparent larva of the eel. ...


Most eels prefer to dwell in shallow waters or hide at the bottom layer of the ocean, sometimes in holes. These holes are called eel pits. Only the Anguillidae family comes to fresh water to dwell there (not to breed). Some eels dwell in deep water (in case of family Synaphobranchidae, this comes to a depth of 4,000 metres (13,000 ft), or are active swimmers (the family Nemichthyidae - to the depth of 500 metres (1,600 ft)). Animated map exhibiting the worlds oceanic waters. ... Species See text Anguillidae is a family of fishes that contains many of the freshwater eels. ... Genera Atractodenchelys Diastobranchus Dysomma Dysommina Haptenchelys Histiobranchus Ilyophis Linkenchelys Meadia Simenchelys Synaphobranchus Thermobiotes Cutthroat eels are a family, Synaphobranchidae, of eels. ... Genera Avocettina Labichthys Nemichthys See text for species. ...

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Classification

This classification follows FishBase in dividing the eels into fifteen families. Additional families that are included in other classifications (notably ITIS and Systema Naturae 2000) are noted below the family with which they are synomized in the FishBase system. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 611 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1506 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 611 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1506 pixel, file size: 1. ... Genera See text. ... Image File history File links Rostrata. ... Image File history File links Rostrata. ... Binomial name Anguilla rostrata Le Sueur, 1821 The American eel (Anguilla rostrata) is a fish found on the Eastern coast of the United States. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1215, 956 KB) Summary Garden Eels - in water off Bali, Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x1215, 956 KB) Summary Garden Eels - in water off Bali, Indonesia. ... Genera many, see text Congridae is the family of conger and garden eels. ... FishBase is a comprehensive database of information about fish. ... Please note that the ITIS system URL has changed (25 September 2006). ...


Suborders and families

Suborder Anguilloidei orders Anguillidae Chlopsidae Heterenchelyidae Moringuidae Muraenidae Myrocongridae The Anguilloidei are a sub-order of the order Anguilliformes (the eels) that contains 6 families: Anguillidae (freshwater eels) Chlopsidae (false morays) Heterenchelyidae Moringuidae (worm eels) Muraenidae (moray eels) Myrocongridae References Anguilliformes. FishBase. ...

Suborder Congroidei Species See text Anguillidae is a family of fishes that contains many of the freshwater eels. ... Species See text. ... ... ... Genera See text Moray eels are large cosmopolitan eels of the family Muraenidae. ... Genera See text. ...

Suborder Nemichthyoidei Genera many, see text Congridae is the family of conger and garden eels. ... Genera many, see text Congridae is the family of conger and garden eels. ... Genera Derichthys Nessorhamphus See text for species. ... Genera Derichthys Nessorhamphus See text for species. ... Genera Facciolella Hoplunnis Leptocephalus Nettastoma Nettenchelys Saurenchelys Venefica See text for species. ... Genera Facciolella Hoplunnis Leptocephalus Nettastoma Nettenchelys Saurenchelys Venefica See text for species. ... Genera Brachysomophis Myrichthys Ophichthus Ophichthidae is a family of eels, comprising species commonly called worm eels and snake eels. ... The most striking feature of the snake eel (scientific name: Omochelys cruentifer, Goode and Bean, 1895) and one that distinguishes it from all other Gulf of Maine eels is that the tip of its tail is hard and pointed. ...

Suborder Synaphobranchoidei Genera Avocettina Labichthys Nemichthys See text for species. ... Genera Avocettina Labichthys Nemichthys See text for species. ... Genera Serrivomer Stemonidium See text for species. ... Genera Serrivomer Stemonidium See text for species. ... Genera Atractodenchelys Diastobranchus Dysomma Dysommina Haptenchelys Histiobranchus Ilyophis Linkenchelys Meadia Simenchelys Synaphobranchus Thermobiotes Cutthroat eels are a family, Synaphobranchidae, of eels. ...

In some classifications the family Cyematidae of bobtail snipe eels is included in the Anguilliformes, but in the FishBase system that family is included in the order Saccopharyngiformes. Genera Atractodenchelys Diastobranchus Dysomma Dysommina Haptenchelys Histiobranchus Ilyophis Linkenchelys Meadia Simenchelys Synaphobranchus Thermobiotes Cutthroat eels are a family, Synaphobranchidae, of eels. ... Genera Atractodenchelys Diastobranchus Dysomma Dysommina Haptenchelys Histiobranchus Ilyophis Linkenchelys Meadia Simenchelys Synaphobranchus Thermobiotes Cutthroat eels are a family, Synaphobranchidae, of eels. ... Binomial name Cyema atrum Günther, 1878 Neocyema erythrosoma Castle, 1978 The bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fishes in the family Cyematidae. ... Binomial name Cyema atrum Günther, 1878 Neocyema erythrosoma Castle, 1978 The bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fishes in the family Cyematidae. ... Families Cyematidae Eurypharyngidae Monognathidae Saccopharyngidae Saccopharyngiformes is an order of unusual ray-finned fish superficially similar to eels, but with many internal differences. ...


The so-called "Electric Eel" of South America is not a true eel, but is more closely related to the Carp. This article is about the animal. ... Genera Abramis Aristichthys Barbodes Carassius Cirrhinus Ctenopharyngodon Cyprinus Epalzeorhynchos Henicorhynchus Hypophthalmichthys Labeo Mylopharyngodon and others Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fishes originally from Eurasia and southeast Asia. ...


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Unajuu - broiled (kabayaki) eel on rice, served in a lacquered meal box)

Freshwater eels (unagi) and marine eels (conger eel, anago) are commonly used in Japanese cuisine - foods such as Unadon and Unajuu are popular but expensive. Eels are also very popular as food in Chinese cuisine, particularly Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine. Eel prices in Hong Kong often reached ¥1000 per kilogram, and even exceeded ¥5000 per kilogram at one time. Eel is also popular in Korean cuisine and is seen as a source of "stamina" for men. The European eel and other freshwater eels are eaten in Europe, the United States, and other places around the world. A traditional East London food is jellied eels. The Basque delicacy angulas consists of deep-fried elver (young eels).[1]. New Zealand longfin eel is a traditional food for Maori in New Zealand. In Italian cuisine eels from the Comacchio area (a swampy zone along the Adriatic coast) are specially praised along with the freshwater ones of the Bolsena Lake. In northern Germany and in The Netherlands, smoked eel is praised as a delicacy. Fishing industry is the commercial activity of fishing and producing fish and other seafood products. ... Image File history File links Tuna. ... Genera Amazonsprattus Anchoa Anchovia Anchoviella Cetengraulis Coilia Encrasicholina Engraulis Jurengraulis Lycengraulis Lycothrissa Papuengraulis Pterengraulis Setipinna Stolephorus Thryssa The anchovies are a family (Engraulidae) of small, common salt-water fish. ... Beluga caviar consists of the roe (or eggs) of the Beluga sturgeon found primarily in the Caspian Sea. ... This article is about the siluriform catfishes; for the Atlantic catfish, see Seawolf (fish); for other uses, see Catfish (disambiguation). ... COD may refer to many different topics, including: Cash on delivery Completion of discharge, shipping College of DuPage, a public Junior College with campuses in the suburbs of Chicago Call of Duty (series), a series of computer games Canadian Oxford Dictionary Carrier onboard delivery Catastrophic optical damage, a failure mode... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, is a well-known food fish belonging to the family Gadidae. ... For other uses, see Eel (disambiguation). ... Leptocephalus larva of an ocean eel The eel is a long, thin bony fish of the order Anguilliformes. ... This article is about the flatfish species; for the United States Navy ships named Halibut see USS Halibut. ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small, oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively, from the family Scombridae. ... Species Pollachius pollachius Pollachius virens Pollock (or pollack, pronounced the same and listed first in most UK and US dictionaries) is the common name used for either of the two species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. ... For other uses, see Salmon (disambiguation). ... Sardines in the Pacific An open Sardines can Sardines on a plate grilled Sardines For the hide and seek-like game, see Hide and seek. ... The soles are flatfishes of various families. ... For other uses, see Sturgeon (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Genera Oreochromis (about 30 species) Sarotherodon (over 10 species) Tilapia (about 40 species) and see text Tilapia (pronounced ) is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fishes from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. ... Binomial name Dissostichus eleginoides Smitt, 1898 The Patagonian Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) is a large fish found in the cold, temperate waters (from 50 to 3850m) of the Southern Atlantic, Southern Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans on seamounts and continental shelves around most sub-Antarctic islands. ... For other uses, see Tuna (disambiguation). ... Genera Lepidorhombus Phrynorhombus Psetta Scophthalmus Zeugopterus Turbots or windowpanes (family Scophthalmidae) are a group of fish found in marine or brackish waters. ... Whitebait are young fish; in Europe the term applies to young herring, but in other parts of the world it is used for similar fish of other species. ... Salmon for sale at a marketplace The Fishing industry is the commercial activity of fishing and producing fish and other seafood products. ... A fishery (plural: fisheries) is an organized effort by humans to catch fish or other aquatic species, an activity known as fishing. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 3097 KB) en: ja: ウナギの蒲焼重。 撮影場所: 東京のとある料理店。 撮影日: 2005å¹´8月28日。 撮影者: Araisyohei(talk)(投稿者と同じ)。 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Unadon Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 3097 KB) en: ja: ウナギの蒲焼重。 撮影場所: 東京のとある料理店。 撮影日: 2005å¹´8月28日。 撮影者: Araisyohei(talk)(投稿者と同じ)。 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Unadon Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Kabayaki ) is a generic Japanese term for a dish of seafood which is filleted, boned and dipped in a sweet soy sauce-base sauce before broiled on a grill. ... A kabayaki-don (una-don), Japanese unagi cuisine Unagi (うなぎ) is the Japanese word for freshwater eels, especially the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica. ... Conger or conger eel is a vernacular term used of a number of different species of fish, mostly eels of the family Congridae, and especially the genus Conger. ... “Anago” redirects here. ... There are many views as to what defines Japanese cuisine, as the everyday food of the Japanese people has diversified immensely over the past century or so. ... Unadon Unajuu An Unadon (鰻丼 lit. ... Yue cuisine Chinese: Cantonese (Yue) cuisine originates from Guangdong Province in Southern China, or more precisely, the area around Guangzhou (Canton). ... Shanghai cuisine (上海菜), also known as Hu cai (滬菜, pinyin: hù cài) is a style of Chinese cuisine, and is a popular and celebrated cuisine among the Chinese in China. ... Hanjeongsik Korean cuisine is based on the traditional foods and preparation techniques of Korea. ... Binomial name Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) The European Eel, Anguilla anguilla, is a snakelike fish. ... East London area East London is the name commonly given to the north eastern part of London, England on the north side of the River Thames. ... Jellied eels are an east end of London delicacy often sold with pie and mash. ... Basque cuisine refers to the typical dishes and ingredients of the cuisine of the Basque people in Spain. ... A Deep-fried Twinkie Deep-frying is a cooking method whereby food is submerged in hot oil or fat. ... Binomial name Gray, 1842 The New Zealand longfin eel, Anguilla dieffenbachii, is one of the 15 species of eel in the family Anguillidae. ... Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ... Italian cuisine as a national cuisine known today has evolved through centuries of social and political change. ... Comacchio is a town of Emilia Romagna, Italy, in the province of Ferrara, 48 km by road from the town of Ferrara, on the level of the sea, in the centre of the lagoon of Valli di Comacchio, just N. of the present mouth of the Reno. ... The Adriatic Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. ... Lake Bolsena, wideangle view Lake Bolsena (Italian: Lago di Bolsena) is a crater lake of central Italy, of volcanic origin, which was formed 370,000 years ago following the collapse of a caldera of the Vulsini volcanic complex [1]. Roman historic records indicate activity of the Vulsini volcano occurred as... For other uses, see Netherlands (disambiguation). ...


Eels are popular among marine aquarists in the United States, particularly the Moray eel which is commonly kept in tropical saltwater aquariums. Genera See text. ...


Fishing for eels is best done at night with either a gaff or a strong line with a small and square bloody piece of red meat.


Elvers were once eaten by fishermen as a cheap dish, but environmental changes have led to increased rarity of the fish. They are now considered a delicacy and are priced at up to £700 per kg in the United Kingdom.


Name

The English name eel descends from Old English ǽl, Common Germanic *ǣloz. Also from the common Germanic are Middle Dutch ael, Old High German âl, Old Norse áll. Katz (1998)[1] identifies a number of Indo-European cognates, among them the second part of the Latin name of the eels, anguilla, which is attested in its simplex form illa in a glossary only, and likewise the Greek word for "eel", egkhelys, the second part being attested in Hesychius as elyes. The first compound member, anguis "snake", is cognate to other Indo-European words for "snake", cf. Old Irish escung "eel", Old High German unc "snake", Lithuanian angìs, Greek ophis, okhis, Vedic Sanskrit áhi, Avestan aži, Armenian auj, iž, Old Church Slavonic *ǫžь, all from Proto-Indo-European *oguhis, ēguhis. The word also appears in Old English igil "hedgehog" (named as the "snake eater"), and perhaps in the egi- of Old High German egidehsa "wall lizard". The name of Bellerophon (Βελλερόντης, attested in a variant Ἐλλεροφόντης in Eustathius of Thessalonica) according to this theory is also related, translating to "the slayer of the serpent" (ahihán), the ελλερο- being an adjective for a lost ελλυ- "snake", directly comparable to Hittite ellu-essar- "snake pit". This myth likely came to Greece via Anatolia, and in the Hittite version, the dragon is called Illuyanka, the illuy- part being cognate to the illa word, and the -anka part being cognate to the angu word for "snake". From these forms, no unambiguous Proto-Indo-European form for the eel word can be reconstructed, it could have been *ēl(l)-u-, *ēl(l)-o- or similar. Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon[1], Old English: ) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... Map of the Pre-Roman Iron Age culture(s) associated with Proto-Germanic, ca 500 BC-50 BC. The area south of Scandinavia is the Jastorf culture Proto-Germanic, the proto-language believed by scholars to be the common ancestor of the Germanic languages, includes among its descendants Swedish, Norwegian... Linguistically speaking, Middle Dutch is no more than a collective name for closely related languages or dialects which were spoken and written between about 1150 and 1500 in the present-day Dutch-speaking region. ... The (Late Old High) German speaking area of the Holy Roman Empire around 950. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Species See text. ... People named Hesychius (Greek for calm one): Hesychius of Alexandria Hesychius of Jerusalem Hesychius of Antioch Hesychius of Miletus This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Vedic Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, which are the earliest sacred texts of India,. The Vedas were first passed down orally and therefore have no known date. ... In Hinduism, Vritra (Sanskrit वृत्र Vṛtra, the enveloper) was a serpent or dragon, the personification of drought and enemy of Indra. ... Avestan is an Eastern Old Iranian language that was used to compose the sacred hymns and canon of the Zoroastrian Avesta. ... Old Church Slavonic (also called Old Slavic[1]) is the first literary Slavic language, developed from the Slavic dialect of Thessalonica (modern Thessaloniki) by the 9th century Byzantine Greek missionaries, Saints Cyril and Methodius. ... For other uses, see Bellerophon (disambiguation). ... Eustathius of Thessalonica (Greek: ) (? - 1198) was a native of Constantinople who became archbishop of Thessalonike. ... In Hittite mythology, Illuyanka was a dragon slain by Teshub. ...


Other Information

There is an urban legend that wallets made out of electric eels (which, despite their name, are not eels) can demagnetize credit cards. This was proven to be untrue in an episode of the MythBusters TV show. Actually, as pointed out in the Straight Dope, eel-skin wallets are made from hagfish which are unrelated to electric eels.[2] Furthermore, it seems that magnetic clasps, not eel leather, are to blame for demagnetization. This article is about the animal. ... This article is about the payment system. ... MythBusters is an American popular science television program on the Discovery Channel starring American special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use basic elements of the scientific method to test the validity of various rumors, urban legends and news stories in popular culture. ... The Straight Dope is a popular question and answer newspaper column published in the Chicago Reader (an alternative weekly), syndicated in thirty newspapers in the United States and Canada, and available online. ... For the punk rock band, see Hagfish (band). ...


Eel blood is toxic. The toxic protein it contains is destroyed by cooking. The toxin derived from eel blood serum was used by Charles Robert Richet in his Nobel winning research which discovered anaphylaxis (by injecting it into dogs and observing the effect). Charles Robert Richet (August 26, 1850 _ December 4, 1935) was a French physiologist who won the 1913 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on anaphylaxis, his term for the sometimes fatal reaction by a sensitized individual to a second injection of an antigen. ... Anaphylaxis is an acute systemic (multi-system) and severe Type I Hypersensitivity allergic reaction in humans and other mammals. ...


On January 31, 1930, the Danish research ship "The Dana" captured what researchers believed to be a six-feet long eel larva near South Africa's Cape of Good Hope. This would have meant there were very long eels in the sea, since the typical eel larva is three inches long, while the adults can grow from about 4 feet to 16 feet long. In 1970, Dr. David G. Smith of the University of Miami identified the larva found as that of the spiny eel, an eel-like fish whose larval length is equal to its adult length, while the larval length of the true eel is much shorter than its adult length.[3] is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Cape of Good Hope (disambiguation). ... Genera Lipogenys Notacanthus Polyacanthonotus See text for species. ...


One of the famous attractions of the Pacific island of Huahine (part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia), is the bridge that crosses over a stream with 3- to 6-foot long eels. These eels are deemed sacred by the locals, by local mythology. Aside from just viewing these slithering creatures, any tourist can buy a can of mackerel and feed the eels. For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... For the town in Thailand, see Hua Hin. ... Map of Society Islands One of the islands. ...


References

  1. ^ J. Katz, 'How to be a Dragon in Indo-European: Hittite illuyankas and its Linguistic and Cultural Congeners in Latin, Greek, and Germanic', in: Mír Curad. Studies in Honor of Calvert Watkins, ed. Jasanoff, Melchert, Oliver, Innsbruck 1998, 317–334.
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Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Typical classes Petromyzontidae (lampreys) Placodermi - extinct Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Acanthodii - extinct Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish) Actinistia (coelacanths) Dipnoi (lungfish) Amphibia (amphibians) Reptilia (reptiles) Aves (birds) Mammalia (mammals) Vertebrata is a subphylum of chordates, specifically, those with backbones or spinal columns. ... Classes Placodermi Chondrichthyes Acanthodii Osteichthyes Gnathostomata is the group of vertebrates with jaws. ... classes Actinopterygii Sarcopterygii Osteichthyes (IPA: ), also called bony fish, are a taxonomic Class of fish that includes the ray-finned fish (Actinopterygii) and lobe finned fish (Sarcopterygii). ... Orders See text The Actinopterygii are the ray-finned fish. ... Genera Erpetoichthys Polypterus See text for species. ... Families Acipenseridae (sturgeons) Polyodontidae (paddlefishes) Chondrosteidae extinct Errolichthyidae extinct Acipenseriformes is an order of primitive ray-finned fishes that includes the sturgeons and paddlefishes, as well as some extinct families. ... Infraclasses Holostei Teleostei See text for orders. ... This article is about North American freshwater fish of the family Lepisosteidae. ... Binomial name Amia calva Linnaeus, 1766 The bowfins are an order (Amiiformes) of primitive ray-finned fish. ... Families Heterotididae Pantopontidae (butterflyfishes) Singidididae (extinct) Osteoglossidae ( arowana) Ostariostomidae (extinct) Notopteridae (featherfin knifes) Gymnarchidae Mormyridae (elephantfishes) Osteoglossiformes (Lat. ... Families Hiodontidae (mooneyes) Hiodontiformes is a relatively new order of fish, consisting of the two living species of the mooneye family Hiodontidae and three genera of extinct types. ... Families Elopidae(tenpounders) Megalopidae(tarpons) Elopiformes is the order of ray-finned fish that includes the tarpons, tenpounders, and ladyfish, as well as a number of extinct types. ... Genera Albula Pterothrissa See text for species. ... Families Halosauridae Notacanthidae Notacanthiformes is an order of ray-finned fishes, consisting of the families of spiny eels (Notacanthidae) and halosaurs (Halosauridae). ... Families Cyematidae Eurypharyngidae Monognathidae Saccopharyngidae Saccopharyngiformes is an order of unusual ray-finned fish superficially similar to eels, but with many internal differences. ... Families Denticipitidae (denticle herring) Engraulidae (anchovies) Pristigasteridae (pristigasterids) Chirocentridae (wolf herring) Clupeidae (herrings) Clupeiformes is the order of ray-finned fish that includes the herring family, Clupeidae, and the anchovy family, Engraulidae. ... Families Chanidae(milkfish) Gonorynchidae(beaked salmons) Kneriidae(shellears) Phractolaemidae(hingemouths) Gonorynchiformes is an order of ray-finned fish that includes the important food source, the milkfish (Chanos chanos, family Chanidae), and a number of lesser-known types, both marine and freshwater. ... Families Suborder Cobitoidea     Balitoridae (hillstream loaches)     Catostomidae (suckers)     Cobitidae (loaches)     Gyrinocheilidae (algae eaters) Suborder Cyprinoidea     Cyprinidae (carps and minnows) The Cypriniformes are an order of ray-finned fish, including the minnows and some related families. ... Families  Acestrorhynchidae  Anostomidae - Headstanders  Characidae - Characins and tetras  Citharinidae  Ctenoluciidae - Pike-characids  Curimatidae  Erythrinidae - Trahiras  Gasteropelecidae - Freshwater hatchetfishes  Hemiodontidae  Hepsetidae  Lebiasinidae The Characiformes are an order of ray-finned fish, comprising the characins and their allies. ... Families Apteronotidae (ghost knifefishes) Eigenmanniidae (obsolete?) Gymnotidae (naked-back knifefishes and electric eels) Hypopomidae Rhamphichthyidae Sternopygidae The gymnotiforms are an order (Gymnotiformes) of knifefishes that have organs adapted to the exploitation of bioelectricity. ... This article is about the siluriform catfishes; for the Atlantic catfish, see Seawolf (fish); for other uses, see Catfish (disambiguation). ... Genera (see text) Salmonidae is a family of ray-finned fish, the only family of order Salmoniformes. ... Families Esocidae (pikes) Umbridae (mudminnows) Esociformes is a small order of ray-finned fish, with two families. ... Families Suborder Argeninoidei   Superfamily Argentinoidea     Argentinidae (herring smelts)     Microstomatidae     Bathylagidae (deep-sea smelts)     Opisthoproctidae (barreleyes)   Superfamily Alepocephaloidea     Leptochilichthyidae     Alepocephalidae (slickheads)     Platytroctidae     (Searsiidae) Suborder Osmeroidei   Superfamily Osmeroidea     Osmeridae (smelts)     Plecoglossidae (ayu fishes)     Salangidae (noodlefishes)     Sundasalangidae (Sundaland noodlefishes)   Superfamily Galaxoidea     Retropinnidae (New Zealand smelts)     Lepidogalaxiidae (salamanderfishes)     Galaxiidae Osmeriformes is an order of... Species Ateleopus indicus Ateleopus japonicus Ateleopus natalensis Ateleopus purpureus Ateleopus tanabensis Guentherus altivelis Ijimaia antillarum Ijimaia dofleini Ijimaia loppei Ijimaia plicatellus Parateleopus microstomus The jellynose fishes are a small order (Ateleopodiformes) of ray-finned fish, consisting of a single family (Ateleopodidae) with about a dozen species in four genera. ... Families Suborder Gonostomatoidei  Gonostomatidae - Bristlemouths  Sternoptychidae - Deep-sea hatchetfishes Suborder Photichthyoidei  Photichthyidae - Lightfishes  Stomiidae - Barbeled dragonfishes Stomiiformes is an order of ray-finned fish that includes the dragonfishes, lightfishes, hatchetfishes, viperfishes, and loosejaws. ... Families Suborder Enchodontoidei   Dercetidae (extinct)   Cimolichthyidae (extinct)   Prionolepididae (extinct)   Enchodontidae (extinct)   Eurypholidae (extinct)   Halecidae (extinct)   Apateopholidae (extinct)   Ichthyotringidae (extinct) Suborder Giganturoidei   Giganturidae (telescopefishes) Suborder Aulopoidei   Aulopodidae (aulopus) Suborder Chlorophthalmoidei   Chlorophthalmidae (greeneyes)   Ipnopidae   Scopelarchidae (pearleyes)   Notosudidae (waryfishes) Suborder Alepisauroidei   Synodontidae (lizardfishes)   Pseudotrichonotidae   Paralepididae (barracudinas)   Anotopteridae (daggertooth)   Evermannelidae (sabertooth fishes)   Omosudidae   Alepisauridae... Families   Neoscopelidae   Myctophidae Myctophiformes is an order of ray-finned fish consisting of two families of deep-sea marine fish, most notably the lanternfishes (Myctophidae). ... Families Turkmenidae (extinct) Veliferidae (velifers) Lamprididae (opahs) Stylephoridae (tube-eye/thread-tail) Lophotidae (crestfishes) Radiicephalidae (tapertail) Trachipteridae (ribbonfishes) Regalecidae (oarfishes) Lampriformes (also spelt Lampridiformes) are an order of ray-finned fish that includes about 50 living species of deep sea fishes, including the opahs, crestfishes, ribbonfishes, and oarfish. ... Genera Polymixia Berycopsis (extinct) Dalmatichthys (extinct) Omosoma (extinct) Omosomopsis (extinct) The beardfishes are a small family (Polymixiidae) of deep-sea marine ray-finned fish named for their pair of long hyoid barbels. ... Percopsiformes is a small order of ray-finned fish, comprising the trout-perch and its allies. ... Genera Subfamily Batrachoidinae Amphichthys Austrobatrachus Barchatus Batrichthys Batrachoides Batrachomoeus Chatrabus Halobatrachus Halophryne Opsanus Perulibatrachus Riekertia Sanopus Tharbacus Triathalassothia Subfamily Porichthyinae Aphos Porichthys Subfamily Thalassophryninae Daector Thalassophryne The toadfish are family Batrachoididae is the only family in the of ray-finned fish order Batrachoidiformes. ... Suborders Antennarioidei Lophioidei Ogcocephalioidei See text for families. ... Families Euclichthyidae (Eucla cod) Lotidae Macrouridae (grenadiers or rattails) Moridae (morid cods or moras) Melanonidae (pelagic cods) Macruronidae (southern hakes) Bregmacerotidae (codlets) Muraenolepididae (eel cods) Phycidae (phycid hakes) Merlucciidae (merluccid hakes) Gadidae (true cods) Gadiformes is an order of ray-finned fish, also called the Anacanthini, that includes the cod... Families Carapidae- Pearlfishes Ophidiidae- Cusk Eels Bythitidae- Brotulas Aphyonidae- Aphyonids Parabrotulidae- False Brotulas Ophidiiformes is an order of ray-finned fish that includes the Cusk Eels, Pearlfishes, Brotulas, and others. ... Genera Agonostomus Aldrichetta Cestraeus Cahaenomugil Chelon Crenimugil Joturus Liza Moolgarda Mugil Myxus Neomyxus Oedalechilus Rhinomugil Sicamugil Valaomugil Xenomugil The mullets are a family (Mugilidae) of ray-finned fish found worldwide in coastal temperate and tropical waters, and in some species in fresh water also. ... Families Suborder Bedotioidei Betodiidae Suborder Melanotaenioidei Melanotaeniidae (rainbowfishes) Pseudomugilidae (blue eyes) Suborder Atherinoidei Atherinidae (silversides) Notocheiridae Telmatherinidae (sailfin silversides) Dentatherinidae Phallostethidae Atheriniformes is an order of ray-finned fish that includes the silversides and several less-familiar families, including the unusual Phallostethidae. ... Families Suborder Adrianichthyoidei Adrianichthyidae - Ricefishes Suborder Belonoidei Superfamily Scomberesocoidea Belonidae - Needlefishes Scomberesocidae - Scauries Superfamily Exocoetoidea Exocoetidae - Flyingfishes Hemiramphidae - Halfbeaks Beloniformes is an order of ray-finned fish most notable for the flyingfishes and medakas. ... Families Cetomimidae Rondeletiidae Barbourisiidae Megalomycteridae Mirapinnidae The Cetomimiformes or whalefishes are an order of small, deep-sea ray_finned fish. ... Families Anablepidae (four-eyed fish) Cyprinodontidae (pupfish) Fundulidae Goodeidae Rivulinidae Poeciliidae (live-bearers) (and others) The Cyprinodontiformes is an order of ray-finned fish, also called the Microcyprini, and comprising mostly small, fresh-water fish. ... Families Melamphaidae (ridgeheads) Gibberichthyidae (gibberfishes) Stephanoberycidae (pricklefishes) Hispidoberycidae Stephanoberyciformes is an order of marine ray-finned fishes, consisting of about 40 species, mostly uncommon deep-sea types. ... Families (seven, see text) Suborder Berycoidei Berycidae -- alfonsinos, berycids Suborder Holocentroidei Holocentridae -- soldierfishes, squirrelfishes Suborder Stephanoberycoidei Suborder Trachichthyoidei Anomalopidae -- flashlight fishes, laterneye fishes Anoplogastridae -- fangtooth fishes, fangtooths Diretmidae -- spinyfins Monocentridae -- pineconefishes Trachichthyidae -- redfishes, roughies, slime heads External link http://www. ... Families Suborder Zeioidei Cyttidae Grammicolepididae Oreosomatidae(oreos) Parazenidae(parazenand allies) Zeidae(true dories) Zenionidae(Macrurocyttidae) Suborder Caproidei Caproidae(boarfishes) The Zeiformes are a small order of marine ray-finned fishes most notable for the dories, a group of common food fish. ... Families See text Gasterosteiformes is an order of ray-finned fishes that includes a number of familiar types, like the sticklebacks, pipefishes, and seahorses. ... -1... Families Synbranchidae Chaudhuriidae Mastacembelidae Synbranchiformes, often called swamp eels, is an order of ray-finned fishes that are eel-like but have spiny rays, indicating that they belong to the superorder Acanthopterygii. ... Families Balistidae - Triggerfishes Diodontidae - Porcupinefishes Molidae Monacanthidae - Filefishes Ostraciidae - Boxfishes Tetraodontidae - Pufferfishes Triacanthidae - Triplespines Triacanthodidae - Spikefishes Triodontidae - Three-toothed puffer The Tetraodontiformes are an order of highly derived ray-finned fish, also called the Plectognathi. ... Families Suborder Psettodoidei     Psettodidae Suborder Pleuronectoidei     Citharidae     Scophthalmidae (turbots)     Bothidae (lefteye flounders)     Pleuronectidae (righteye flounders)     Paralichthyidae (large-tooth flounders)     Achiropsettidae (southern flounders)     Samaridae Suborder Soleoidei     Soleidae (soles)     Achiridae (American soles)     Cynoglossidae (tonguefishes) The flatfish are an order (Pleuronectiformes) of ray-finned fish, also called the Heterosomata, sometimes classified as a... Families See text Scorpaeniformes is an order of ray-finned fish, also called the Scleroparei, closely related to and sometimes included in the Perciformes. ... Families many, see text The Perciformes, also called the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri, include about 40% of all fish and are the largest order of vertebrates. ...

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Eel - MSN Encarta (486 words)
One conger eel, however, is known to grow up to 3 m (9 ft) long and is found as deep as 250 m (820 ft) in the ocean.
These eels, which are the most important as food and are often sold live in markets, have dense capillary systems close to the skin that can absorb oxygen directly from air or water.
The conger eel is classified as Conger conger, the European eel is classified as Anguilla anguilla, and the American eel is classified as Anguilla rostrata.
Eel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (384 words)
True eels are fish of the order Anguilliformes that consists of 4 suborders, 19 families, 110 genera and 400 species.
Some eels dwell in deep water (in case of family Synaphobranchidae, this comes to a depth of 4,000 m), or are active swimmers (the family Nemichthyidae - to the depth of 500 m).
Freshwater eels (unagi) and marine eels (Conger eel, anago) are commonly used in Japanese cuisine.
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