Pronunciation: (kusk'ēl"), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -eel, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -eels.
any of several eellike, marine fishes of the family Ophidiidae, having the ventral fins located under the throat and so modified as to resemble barbels.
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