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Family: Anguillidae Freshwater eels



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Photo by V. Tachos & D. Bobori

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 133 cm TL
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by V. Tachos & D. Bobori
 
Anguilla anguilla
[European eel]

Photo by McDowall, R.M.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Anguilla australis Richardson, 1841

Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Anguilla australis
[Short-finned eel]

Photo by Bakalial, B.

Asia
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Anguilla bengalensis (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Bakalial, B.
 
Anguilla bengalensis
[Indian mottled eel]

Photo by Wallace, A.P.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 123 cm TL
Anguilla bicolor McClelland, 1844

Photo by Wallace, A.P.C.
 
Anguilla bicolor
[Indonesian shortfin eel]
No picture found
Asia

 
Anguilla borneensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Anguilla celebesensis Kaup, 1856

Photo by FAO
 
Anguilla celebesensis
[Celebes longfin eel]

Photo by Bursell, J.J.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 185 cm TL
Anguilla dieffenbachii Gray, 1842

Photo by Bursell, J.J.
 
Anguilla dieffenbachii
[New Zealand longfin eel]

Photo by FAO

Oceania
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Anguilla interioris Whitley, 1938

Photo by FAO
 
Anguilla interioris
[Highlands long-finned eel]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Asia
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Anguilla japonica
[Japanese eel]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 175 cm TL
Anguilla labiata (Peters, 1852)

Photo by FAO
 
Anguilla labiata
[African mottled eel]

Photo by Tzeng, C.-S.

Philippines
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Anguilla luzonensis Watanabe, Aoyama & Tsukamoto, 2009

Photo by Tzeng, C.-S.
 
Anguilla luzonensis
[]

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Asia
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Anguilla malgumora Kaup, 1856

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Anguilla malgumora
[Indonesian longfinned eel]

Photo by Warren, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Photo by Warren, T.
 
Anguilla marmorata
[Giant mottled eel]

Photo by FAO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 165 cm SL
Anguilla megastoma Kaup, 1856

Photo by FAO
 
Anguilla megastoma
[Polynesian longfinned eel]

Photo by JJPhoto

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Anguilla mossambica (Peters, 1852)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Anguilla mossambica
[African longfin eel]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 121 cm TL

 
Anguilla nebulosa
[Mottled eel]

Photo by IRD/C. Ledru

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Anguilla obscura Günther, 1872

Photo by IRD/C. Ledru
 
Anguilla obscura
[Pacific shortfinned eel]

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Anguilla reinhardtii Steindachner, 1867

Photo by Pöllabauer, C.
 
Anguilla reinhardtii
[Speckled longfin eel]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Northwest to western Cent
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Anguilla rostrata
[American eel]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.3 cm TL

 
Neoanguilla nepalensis
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anguilla anguilla European eel Atlantic Ocean 133 TL 1758
Anguilla australis Short-finned eel Southwest Pacific 130 TL 1841
Anguilla bengalensis Indian mottled eel Asia 200 TL 1831
Anguilla bicolor Indonesian shortfin eel Indo-Pacific 123 TL 1844
Anguilla borneensis Asia 1924
Anguilla celebesensis Celebes longfin eel Western Pacific 150 TL 1856
Anguilla dieffenbachii New Zealand longfin eel Southwest Pacific 185 TL 1842
Anguilla interioris Highlands long-finned eel Oceania 80 TL 1938
Anguilla japonica Japanese eel Asia 150 TL 1846
Anguilla labiata African mottled eel Africa 175 TL 1852
Anguilla luzonensis Philippines 100 TL 2009
Anguilla malgumora Indonesian longfinned eel Asia 80 TL 1856
Anguilla marmorata Giant mottled eel Indo-Pacific 200 TL 1824
Anguilla megastoma Polynesian longfinned eel Pacific Ocean 165 SL 1856
Anguilla mossambica African longfin eel Western Indian Ocean 150 TL 1852
Anguilla nebulosa Mottled eel Indian Ocean 121 TL 1844
Anguilla obscura Pacific shortfinned eel Pacific Ocean 110 TL 1872
Anguilla reinhardtii Speckled longfin eel Asia and Oceania 165 TL 1867
Anguilla rostrata American eel Northwest to western Cent 152 TL 1817
Neoanguilla nepalensis Asia 3.3 TL 2008



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