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A Systematic Review about the Anatomy of Asian Swamp Eel (Monopterusalbus)

  • Open or Close Ayah Rebhi Hilles1*, Syed Mahmood2* and Ridzwan Hashim1

    1Department of Biomedical Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

    2Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

    *Corresponding author: Ayah Rebhi Hilles, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

    Syed Mahmood, Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia, Email:

Submission: April 19, 2018; Published: May 08, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2018.02.000544

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume2 Issue4


Asian swamp eel, Monopterusalbus belongs to the family synbranchidae of the order synbranchiformes [1]. The Asian swamp eel is commonly found in paddy field and it is native to the tropical and subtropical areas of northern India and Burma to China, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and possibly northeastern Australia [2]. The swamp eel can live in holes without water with the help of their respiratory organs. Some fishery scientists say that they pass their summer in the hole, but sometimes coming out from the hole to take oxygen. Most swamp eels are nocturnal species and often spend their daytime hiding under stones and mud or having a burrowing habit [3].

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