TITLE

Eel

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Eel, a snakelike fish. 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. The largest species of eels reach a length of 10 feet (3 m) and weigh up to 100 pounds (45 kg). Eels have strong jaws with sharp teeth. They feed at night on fish, crabs, lobsters, octopuses, and small aquatic mammals and birds. They travel through the water with an undulating motion.
ACCESSION #
37310025

 

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