Definition of Congo eel
1. Noun. Aquatic eel-shaped salamander having two pairs of very small feet; of still muddy waters in the southern United States.
Generic synonyms: Salamander
Group relationships: Genus Amphiuma
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Literary usage of Congo eel
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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1878)
"... a true fish, found on the coasts of North America, Great Britain, and France. From what I know, I presume that the name congo- eel or ..."
2. Biennial Report of the Board of Curators of the Louisiana State Museum to by Louisiana State Museum, Louisiana State Museum Board of Curators, Board of Curators (1914)
"The large congo eel is found in underground burrows, where it feeds on the crayfish. An interesting modification of the alluvial ridges is presented by the ..."
3. A Text-book in General Zoölogy by Glenn Washington Herrick (1907)
"—There is an amphibian found in the swamps, muddy streams, and ditches of the southeastern states that is known as the "congo snake" or "congo eel. ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"... the congo eel or ground puppy (Siren and Amp/ii- umii) of the southern rice-fields, etc., as well as the smaller kinds found in damp places under stones ..."
5. English Compound Words and Phrases: A Reference List, with Statement of by Francis Horace Teall (1892)
"... cone wheel confection=pau confession=chair configuration=diagram congee=house congee=water conger=doust conger=eel congo=eel Congressman conic=acute, ..."
6. Bibliographical Index to North American Botany: Or, Citations of Authorities by Sereno Watson (1878)
"... the congo eel or ground puppy (Siren and Amphi- uma) of the Southern rice-fields, etc., as well as the smaller kinds found in damp places under stones ..."