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n. pl. eelpout or eel·pouts
1. Any of various bottom-dwelling marine fishes of the family Zoarcidae, having a large head and an elongated body with dorsal and anal fins that are continuous with the caudal fin.
2. See burbot.
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1. (Animals) any marine eel-like blennioid fish of the family Zoarcidae, such as Zoarces viviparus (viviparous eelpout or blenny)
2. (Animals) another name for burbot
[Old English ǣlepūte; related to Middle Dutch aalpuit]
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1. any fish of the family Zoarcidae, esp. Zoarces viviparus, of Europe.
2. burbot.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eelpout - marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seaseelpout - marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
viviparous eelpout, Zoarces viviparus - an eelpout of northern Europe that is viviparous
fish doctor, Gymnelis viridis - brightly colored scaleless Arctic eelpout
Macrozoarces americanus, ocean pout - common along northeastern coast of North America
2.eelpout - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its moutheelpout - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
codfish, cod - major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters
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Also, the zoarcid Arctic eelpout, Lycodes reticulatus, exhibited clear Hb polymerization in its RBCs.
[50.] Windisch HS, Lucassen M, Frickenhaus S (2012) Evolutionary force in confamiliar marine vertebrates of different temperature realms: adaptive trends in zoarcid fish transcriptomes.
In another very recent study [56], authors compared orthologous sequences of two closely related zoarcid fishes inhabiting different latitudinal zones (Antarctica and temperate sea) and detected significant differences in codon usage, the cold species having lower GC3 in the wobble position.
Effects of seasonal and latitudinal cold on oxidative stress parameters and activation of hypoxia inducible factor (hif-1) in zoarcid fish.
(2002), working at a variety of vent areas within the 9[degrees]50'N region, demonstrated that the use of cages with 6-mm plastic Vexar mesh provides an effective means of excluding predators such as zoarcid fish, crabs, whelks, and octopi.
of Prey name (mm) (mm) (mm) individuals Tanner crab 22.1 10.5 4.5-42.3 70 Zoarcid 86.4 73.5 36.2-256.6 15 Cottid 48.2 9.4 41.8-59 3 Stichaeid 46.9 19.6 32.7-81.5 5 Pacific sand 44.8 0.0 44.8-44.8 1 lance Arrowtooth 7.4 33.8-44.3 2 flounder Flathead sole 58.2 14.4 47.5-80.4 4
Whole sample Taxon [R.sup.2] [F.sub.1,18] p Beta Cod .44 15.84 <.001 -0.68 Zoarcid .44 15.79 <.001 -0.68 Sculpin .20 5.62 .03 -0.49 'Benthic' spp.
Selective predation by the zoarcid fish Thermarces cerberus at hydrothermal vents.
The zoarcid Melanostigma atlanticum was captured in a burrow with its eggs by a box core at 350 m depth (12).