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The eel is a long, thin bony fish of the order Anguilliformes. Because fishermen never caught Although the connection between larval eels and adult eels is now well understood, the name leptocephalus is still used for larval eel.

An eel is any ray-finned fish belonging to the order Anguilliformes which consists of four suborders, 20 families, genera, and about species. Eels undergo considerable development from the early larval stage to the eventual adult stage, and most.

"Eel larvae have been observed in the Sargasso Sea since , suggesting that the species reproduced in this area, but no adult eels had.