anguilliform


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anguilliform

(æŋˈɡwɪlɪˌfɔːm)
adj
having the shape or form of an eel
[C17: from Latin anguilla eel, diminutive of anguis snake]
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Sternopygus macrurus is identified as having an anguilliform body shape does not have a layer of skin on the eyes and its pigmentation is uniformly dark, presenting a prominent spot on the dorsum-posterior portion of the operculum (Cella and Crampton, 2013).
This fish is also an excellent model for studying locomotion by an elongate, anguilliform burrower in an aquatic environment.
The musculotendinous system of an anguilliform swimmer: muscles, myosepta, dermis, and their interconnections in Anguilla rostrata.
The present checklist of albuliform, anguilliform, and saccopharyngiform fishes from the British Columbia coast is detailed in Table 2.
This approach would not be very reliable in the case of anguilliform propulsion, but it is acceptable for the carangi- and thunniforms of the best swimmers (see [2-4]).
Anguilliform swimming with ample movements over a substantial part of the body is common in fish larvae (Webb & Weihs 1986; Osse & Boogaart 1995), and gradually develops into the characteristic adult swimming pattern (Russo et al.
It is found in the specimens examined of the genera Elops, Albula and Notacanthus, and cannot be discerned in the anguilliform (due to a complete fusion between the prevomer and the mesethmoid) and saccopharyngiform (such a fusion might also occur, but this is not clear) fishes analyzed.