The eel belongs to the genus Bony fish. The eel skeleton is therefore a continuous bony, completely ossified skeleton.
The snipe eel (Nemichthys scolopaceus) has up to 600 individual segments, so-called vertebrae within its skeleton.
Furthermore, the gill cavity of the eel skeleton is open to the outside. As a result, the gills remain sufficiently moist for a short period of time, even on land.
This allows the eel to travel distances over wet land.
The skeleton must also be divided into a head skeleton and an axial skeleton.
Conclusion on the eel skeleton
Amazing how many individual skeletons the Schnepfenaal can have. But with a maximum size of up to 150 cm it is no wonder.
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