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the fatty flesh of eel

voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins

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Undulatory locomotion in elongate aquatic vertebrates: anguilliform swimming since Sir James Gray.
The phylogenetic affinities of the mysterious anguilliform genera Coloconger and Thalassenchelys as supported by mtDNA sequences.
1) the albuliform, notacanthiform, anguilliform and saccopharyngiform fishes examined are grouped together.
Sharks exhibit numerous body morphologies ranging from the fusiform shape of the mako shark Isurus oxyrhynchus to the almost anguilliform shape of the benthic species.
These efficiency values are typical for other anguilliform swimmers that make terrestrial excursions.
In contrast, bluefish use the anguilliform swimming mode, in which thrust is generated by muscular contractions along the body and tail (Webb, 1978).
abaster caudal rays are joined to hypurals like in anguilliform fishes and in that species with a narrow tail fin (Schultze & Arratia).