Definition of Cusk-eel
1. Noun. Elongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes.
Group relationships: Family Ophidiidae, Ophidiidae
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Literary usage of Cusk-eel
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1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"... position of the ventral fins, which are inserted at the throat, each one appearing as a long forked barbel. The tail is lepto- • Fio. 640.—cusk-eel ..."
2. New English Canaan: Notes & Text by Thomas Morton (2000)
"... and the Snake Eel (Family Ophichthidae, related to Morays, and often mistaken for the Sea Snake). The Spotted Cusk Eel (30-odd species, ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1905)
"It is called cusk, eel-pout, or fresh-water cod in the United States. Some specimens measure six feet and weigh 50 pounds. In some regions it is considered ..."