Definition of Slime eels
1. Noun. Eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies.
Generic synonyms: Agnathan, Jawless Fish, Jawless Vertebrate
Group relationships: Family Myxinidae, Myxinidae
Specialized synonyms: Myxine Glutinosa, Eptatretus, Myxinikela Siroka
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Literary usage of Slime eels
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1. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"... cyclostomes with cirri around the mouth, very primitive nephridia, eyes rudimentary. From the large amount of mucus they are known as slime eels. ..."
2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"It includes the forms known as lampreys, slime-eels, and hagfishes. Structure of the Lamprey.—Comparing a Cyclostome with a lancelet we may see many ..."
3. Dredging and Hydrographic Records of the U.S. Fisheries Steamer "Albatross" by United States Bureau of Fisheries (1901)
"... 1 badly eaten by sea lice and slime eels; eel found in skin; of other 7, 3 were females and 4 males; average length, 27 inches; average weight, ..."
4. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1880)
"... and basket starfish ; from the Grand Banks. Morrison, Capt. BL, and crew, of schooner Laura Nelson. Specimens of slime- eels (Myxine ..."