congo eel
Eelpout Eel"pout`, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus}), remarkable for producing living young; -- called also {greenbone}, {guffer}, {bard}, and {Maroona eel}. Also, an American species ({Z. anguillaris}), -- called also {mutton fish}, and, erroneously, {congo eel}, {ling}, and {lamper eel}. Both are edible, but of little value. (b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot. [1913 Webster]

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  • congo eel — ☆ congo eel n. an eel like salamander (Amphiuma means) with two pairs of very small, weak legs, found in the swamps of the SE U.S.: also called congo snake * * * …   Universalium

  • congo eel — ☆ congo eel n. an eel like salamander (Amphiuma means) with two pairs of very small, weak legs, found in the swamps of the SE U.S.: also called congo snake …   English World dictionary

  • congo eel — noun aquatic eel shaped salamander having two pairs of very small feet; of still muddy waters in the southern United States • Syn: ↑amphiuma, ↑congo snake, ↑blind eel • Hypernyms: ↑salamander • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Amphiuma …   Useful english dictionary

  • congo eel — dėmėtoji kreivažiotė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cryptacanthodes maculatus angl. bastard cusk; congo eel; ghostfish; wrymouth rus. пятнистый криворот ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dėmėtosios… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Eel (disambiguation) — Eel or eels may refer to:In biologyRay finned fish:* True eels, fish in the order of Anguilliformes * Electric Eel, a species of knifefish in the order of Gymnotiformes * Deep Sea Spiny Eels, a common name for fish in the family Notacanthidae,… …   Wikipedia

  • congo snake — noun aquatic eel shaped salamander having two pairs of very small feet; of still muddy waters in the southern United States • Syn: ↑amphiuma, ↑congo eel, ↑blind eel • Hypernyms: ↑salamander • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Amphiuma …   Useful english dictionary

  • congo snake — any of several eel shaped salamanders, as the amphiuma or siren. Also called congo eel. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • congo snake — /ˈkɒŋgoʊ sneɪk/ (say konggoh snayk) noun either of two primitive, eel like amphibians of the genus Amphiuma of the south eastern US having two pairs of very short limbs. Also, congo eel …   Australian English dictionary

  • Eel catfish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii …   Wikipedia

  • Conger eel — Conger or conger eel is a vernacular term used for a number of different species of fish, mostly eels of the family Congridae, and especially the genus Conger. Likely possibilities include: Anguilla reinhardtii Ariosoma balaricum Bassanago… …   Wikipedia

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