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American eels — a slippery subject

Biological Bits

May 23, 2014
By Tom Rozich - For the Gazette , The Daily Mining Gazette

In a recent column about fish migrations, the American eel, scientifically called Angullia rostrata, was mentioned for its long distance movement and direction of travel. So, let's explore the life history, biology, and physical characteristics of this unique fish. This will, hopefully, clear up the differences between eels and lampreys. Too often the incorrect term "lamprey eel" is used in describing one or the other, or both, which will now be clarified.

 
 

 

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