Meaning of cusk-eel in English:



  • A small eel-like fish with a tapering body and fins that form a pointed tail, typically found in deep water.

    Family Ophidiidae: numerous genera

    ‘Courtenay describes the sound producing mechanism of adult striped cusk-eels, and which is found only in the males.’
    • ‘Calling was often initiated while cusk-eels were still partially or entirely burrowed.’
    • ‘This is the only cusk-eel sound that has been identified to the species level.’
    • ‘We believe that our observations suggest widespread spawning of striped cusk-eels within estuaries of both the north and south shores of Cape Cod.’
    • ‘A cusk eel takes refuge in a crevice, under an umbrella of gorgonian corals.’