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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.


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]



1. any fish of the family Zoarcidae, esp. Zoarces viviparus, of Europe.
2. burbot.
[before 1000]
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
References in periodicals archive ?
[EHP 110:739-742 (2002)], the embryonic sex ratios of eelpout broods (mean [+ or -] SEM) for year 2000 were incorrect.
5 Pomatoschistus microps (Kroyer, 1838) Family: Labridae Tautog, Tauloga onitis 5 (Linnaeus, 1758) Family: Serranidae Speckled hind, Epinephelus 5 drummondhayi Goode & Bean, 1878 Family: Zoarcidae Arctic eelpout. Lycodes 5 reticulatus Reinhardt, 1835 Order: Scorpaen!formes Family: Sebastidae Acadian redfish.
Jespersen, "Effects of nonylphenol and 17 beta-oestradiol on vitellogenin synthesis, testicular structure and cytology in male eelpout Zoarces viviparous," The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
Lycodes akuugun, a new species of eelpout (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) from the Aleutian Islands.
In a previous study we showed that broods from the viviparous eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) were significantly male biased in 1998 in the vicinity of a large kraft pulp mill on the Swedish Baltic coast.
During the 199742000 study, the researchers studied broods of the viviparous eelpout (Zoarces viviparus), a small bottom-dwelling marine fish.
0.0 0.3 0.0 0.5 Myctophid 0.0 1.2 3.5 0.0 Eelpout 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.5 Buffalo sculpin 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 Table 3 Split-sample frequency of occurrence of prey types in Steller sea lion (Eunzetopias jubatu s) scats from Southeast Alaska.
papilio), armorhead sculpin (Gymnocanthus galeatus), snailfishes (Liparis gibbus and Careproctus rastrinus), marbled eelpout (Lycodes raridens), and wattled eelpout (Lycodes palearis), and in outer domain species such, as shortfin eelpout (Lycodes brevipes) and sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria).
Other individual fish species and groups identified below the generic classification level were dominated by eelpout (Zoarcidae), ratfish, skates and rays (Raja), and greenling (Hexagrammos spp.) (Table 7).
The sticheid-pholid group included fish from a variety of families: three spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), snake prickleback (Lumpenus sagitta), high cockscomb (Anoplarchus purpurescens), wattled eelpout (Lycodes palearis), Pacific sandfish (Trichodon trichodon), and saddleback gunnel (Pholis ornata).
sculpin (unidentified) 4.33 Cryptacanthodes giganteus giant wrymouth 0.76 Lycodes palearis wattled eelpout 0.86 Eopsetta jordani petrale sole 0.97 Mallotus villosus capelin 1.47 Lycodes brevipes shortfin eelpout 0.13 Dasycottus setiger spinyhead sculpin 1.33 Aptocyclus ventricosus smooth lumpsucker 0.74 Podothecus acipenserinus sturgeon poacher 0.19 Sebastes elongatus greenstriped rockfish 0.05 Sebastes wilsoni pygmy rockfish 0.00 Myctophidae lanternfish (unidentified) 0.19 Triglops spp.