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Eels

Eels are bony fish that have a muscular, snake-like body. There about 500 species of eels worldwide. Some eels live in salt water, but many also live in fresh water.

Life Cycle of True Eels: Eels hatch from eggs that the female lays. A newly-hatched egg (called the larva or leptocephalus) is transparent, gelatinous, leaf-shaped, and free-floating. As the larva grows and is carried along by ocean currents, its body changes shape (it metamorphoses) into a tiny, transparent, cylindrical-shaped eel (called a glass eel). As it matures and develops some color, it is called an elver. It will metamorphose one more time, becoming an adult (having adult coloration and able to breed).

Many eels migrate over long distances to breed and to eat.

Classification of eels: Class Osteichthyes (bony fish), Subclass Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish), Order Anguilliformes (eels), 19 families, including: Family Muraenidae (moray eels), Family Anguillidae (true eels), and others.

Some Eel Printouts:
electric eel

Electric Eel

A fish that can generate electricity. The electric eel is not a true eel - it belongs to the Order Gymnotiformes (Electric Eels and Knifefishes).
gulper eel
Gulper Eel

The Gulper eel is a long, bony fish with huge, weak jaws.
moray eel

Moray Eel Printout

Long, snake-like fish that have circular gills.
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Amphibians Arachnids Birds Cats Dogs Dinosaurs Fish Insects Mammals Invertebrates Reptiles
Camouflaged Endangered Hibernating Life Cycles Migratory Nocturnal Poisonous Underground Venomous
Africa Antarctica Arctic Asia Australia Europe North America South America
Coral Reef Desert Grassland Pond Coniferous Forest Ocean Temperate Deciduous Forest Tropical Rainforest Tundra More Biomes
Simple Animal Printouts Guidelines for Writing a Report on an Animal Animal Report Graphic Organizers

Click on a letter to go to that page of animal printouts.

In addition to printing the animals, you can copy a printout (click here for instructions) and paste it into a painting program (like Paint) and color the animal there. (Thanks to Grace P. from Thorngrove School for this great idea.)




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