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Printing and Framing Eel Prints (Artwork) for Your Home or Office

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Young eel name: leptocephalus (larva), elver (juvenile)

A group of eels is called: swarm, cell, pipe, array

Eel class: Fish

True eels (Anguilliformes) are an order of fish, which consists of four suborders, 19 families, 110 genera and approximately 600 species. Most eels are predators.

The flat and transparent larva of the eel is called a leptocephalus. A young eel is called an elver.

Most eels prefer to dwell in shallow waters or hide at the bottom layer of the ocean, sometimes in holes. These holes are called eel pits. Only the Anguillidae family comes to fresh water to dwell there (not to breed). Some eels dwell in deep water (in case of family Synaphobranchidae, this comes to a depth of 4,000 metres (13,000 ft), or are active swimmers (the family Nemichthyidae - to the depth of 500 metres (1,600 ft).

This classification follows FishBase in dividing the eels into fifteen families. Additional families that are included in other classifications (notably ITIS and Systema Naturae 2000) are noted below the family with which they are synomized in the FishBase system.

Suborder Anguilloidei

Suborder Congroidei

Suborder Synaphobranchoidei


Eel Trivia

What do you call a baby eel?
Answer: A baby eel is called a leptocephalus (larva), elver (juvenile).

What do you call a group of eels?
Answer: A group of eels are called a swarm, cell, pipe, array.

Question: What class is a eel in?
Answer: A eel is in the fish class.





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