Eel

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Eels
Temporal range: Cretaceous–Recent
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American eel (Anguilla rostrata)
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Superorder: Elopomorpha
Order: Anguilliformes
L. S. Berg, 1943
Suborders

Anguilloidei
Congroidei
Nemichthyoidei
Synaphobranchoidei

An eel is ony fish belangin tae the order Anguilliformes, which conseests o fower suborders, 20 faimilies, 111 genera an aboot 800 species. Maist eels are predators. The term "eel" (oreeginally referrin tae the European eel) is an aa used for some ither seemilarly shaped fish, such as electric eels an spiny eels, but thir are nae members o the Anguilliformes order.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2009). "Anguilliformes" in FishBase. January 2009 version.