A genus of fishes whose branchial apertures are close together below, and are surrounded by a lip-like margin.

Chilobranchus

A genus of fishes whose branchial apertures are close together below, and are surrounded by a lip-like…

The eel has a long snakelike body.

Eel

The eel has a long snakelike body.

"Common Eel (Anguilla vulgaris)."-Whitney, 1902

Common Eel

"Common Eel (Anguilla vulgaris)."-Whitney, 1902

"These have an elongated form, and a soft, thick, slimy skin; the scales are very minute, and imbedded in the thick, fat, cuticle so as only to be seen when this is dried. The gill orifices are small, and cartried far back, so that the branchiae are protected, on which account these animals can live a considerable time out of water. They are averse to cold and are not found in high northern countries." — Goodrich, 1859

Common European Eel

"These have an elongated form, and a soft, thick, slimy skin; the scales are very minute, and imbedded…

"It varies in length from three to ten feet, and in weight from five to one hundred and thirty pounds. It is a most voracious fish, feeding often on the young of its own species; from the stomach of one that weighed twenty-five pounds, Mr. Yarrell took three dabs and a young conger three feet long." — Goodrich, 1859

Conger Eel

"It varies in length from three to ten feet, and in weight from five to one hundred and thirty pounds.…

"Conger is a large sea-eel, 5, 6, or, in rare cases, even 10 feet long. Its upper parts are brownish-white, and the lower dirty-white; the lateral line spotted with white, the dorsal and anal fins white margined with black. A smaller species is found in the Mediterranean."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Conger Eel

"Conger is a large sea-eel, 5, 6, or, in rare cases, even 10 feet long. Its upper parts are brownish-white,…

Lampreys are widely distributed. They are found along the Atlantic coast and ascend the rivers. They attach themselves to fish by their sucking mouths.

Lamprey Eel

Lampreys are widely distributed. They are found along the Atlantic coast and ascend the rivers. They…

Moray eels are large cosmopolitan eels of the family Muraenidae. There are approximately 200 species in 15 genera. The typical length of a moray is 1.5 m (5 ft), with the largest being the slender giant moray, Strophidon sathete, at up to 4 m (13 ft). Morays usually live in warm waters, and subtropical coral reefs to depths of 150 m, where they spend most of their time concealed inside crevices and alcoves.

Moray Eel

Moray eels are large cosmopolitan eels of the family Muraenidae. There are approximately 200 species…

"It is from one to four feet long, and weighs from one to twenty-five pounds. This species feed on frogs and fish, and are most active at night." — Goodrich, 1859

Sharp-Nosed Eel

"It is from one to four feet long, and weighs from one to twenty-five pounds. This species feed on frogs…

Part of aquative vegetation.

Eel Grass

Part of aquative vegetation.

"Two feet long, black above and dusky beneath. It is of an eel-like form, lives in the muddy water of the rice swamps, and feeds on worms and insects." — Goodrich, 1859

Siren lacretina

"Two feet long, black above and dusky beneath. It is of an eel-like form, lives in the muddy water of…

"A celebrated species, common in all parts of the Mediterranean, and occasionally met with on the coasts of Great Britain." — Goodrich, 1859

Muraena

"A celebrated species, common in all parts of the Mediterranean, and occasionally met with on the coasts…

"The body is long and eel-like, and the skeleton is reduced to a mere cartilaginous tube. It ours out such an abundance of glutinous matter from the pores of the lateral line, that the water in the vases is which is kept seems to be converted into jelly. "— Goodrich, 1859

Myxine

"The body is long and eel-like, and the skeleton is reduced to a mere cartilaginous tube. It ours out…

A genus of eels, family Murraenidae. It inhabits the depths of the Atlantic, is of a perfectly black color, is sometimes 9 feet in length, but seldom met with.

Saccopharynx

A genus of eels, family Murraenidae. It inhabits the depths of the Atlantic, is of a perfectly black…