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  1. Introduction

    Eels (Anguilliformes) are as always, relatively elongated fishes, with no ventral fin and no pelvic girdle. As to where, some groups (Muraenoidei) exhibited pectoral fins. The number of vertebrae and of myomeres can vary between 105 to as more then 300. In accordance with its elongated body form, the eel has a rather narrow head, in which helps the eel when hiding in sand, mud and narrow holes. Within the head, the gill apparatus has to be accommodated to its elongated form, for its normal position ...