Definition of Asian swamp eel in English:

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Asian swamp eel

noun

A freshwater eel that can breathe air and traverse land. Its introduction in the southeastern US threatens some native aquatic fauna.
  • Monopterus albus, family Synbranchidae.
Example sentences
  • Two enemies meet as biologist Leo Nico tracks the course of the Asian swamp eel through southern Florida.
  • The Asian swamp eel has recently been reported from Florida where it is believed to be established.
  • Some of the better known exotic residents include the walking catfish, Asian swamp eel, and oscar.

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Syllabification: A·sian swamp eel

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