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The eel is a family of fish, such as the moray eel and electric eel. They have a long, snake-like body. They are native to many parts of the world. They like to live in small crevices in coral reefs, rocks or ship wrecks. Some eels will also burrow into a sandy water bottom. Moray eels have large teeth that are design to tear the flesh of their prey. They can inflict serious wounds to humans. The electric eel is capable of generating powerful electric shocks that could be deadly to a human. Play the following videos to learn more about the eel.