Average lifespan: 5 years
Size: 5 centimetres (2.0 in) to 3.75 metres (12.3 ft)
Eels can be found in freshwater as well as salt water. They are snakelike with long bodies. Unlike land snakes, eels are usually scaleless, although a few species can be found with tiny scales along their bodies. Over 100 vertebrae form the eel's spine, which makes the animal very flexible.
What does a Eel look like?
Eels are long snake-like fish which can grow to long sizes. One of them is called a Gulper Eel, which has a big head on a metre long tail and hangs still in the water, gulping almost anything that comes its way, sometimes even animals and fish as big as itself.
Where do Eels live?
Eels can be divided into nearly 600 different species and are found all over the world.The eel is found in rivers, reservoirs, ponds, canals, etc., being very fond of still water with a muddy bottom.
What does a Eel eat?
In the wild, eels eat such animals as octopuses, shrimp, squid, and fish. In the wild, squid is a delicacy.
What is special about some Eels?
Did you know that a certain species of eel emit strong electric shocks? The electric eel, native to the Orinoco River and the rivers of South America, can deliver whopping voltages. They do so in order to stun their prey while hunting or in self-defense.
Did you know these facts about Eels??
Eel, a delicacy in many cultures, must be cooked thoroughly because its blood is toxic.
Most moray eels average 5 feet in length. The largest species, the slender giant moray eel, can grow to 13 feet in length.
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