Slime eel


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Related to Slime eel: Myxinidae, Myxini
(Zool.) See 1st Hag, 4.

See also: Slime

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To wit: "hagfish - commonly know as slime eel or snot snake - is an eel-like fish that has a sucking mouth with rasping teeth" and, when stressed, secretes (or is it "tweets" ) a slime.
There is a reason the word "hag" is in the boneless fish's name, just like there's a reason it has also been called a "slime eel." (https://www.britannica.com/animal/hagfish) Encyclopedia Britannica  explains that the hagfish defend themselves from predators by creating a lot of slime.
Police said driver Salvatore Tragale was driving north with 13 containers holding 7,500 pounds of hagfish, also known as slime eels, according to(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/14/oregon-highway-slimed-eels-overturned-lorry-cover-cars-gooey/) reports.
First came the July 13 hagfish incident near Depoe Bay - thousands of "snot snakes" or "slime eels" slithering down Highway 101.
The Oregon State Police responded to the incident after the truck - having 13 containers holding 7,500 pounds of hagfish, commonly known as slime eels - was unable to stop when approaching  a road construction site.
Hagfish - commonly known as slime eels or snot snakes - are an eel-like fish that has a sucking mouth with rasping teeth.