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European Eel
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Anguilliformes »  family Anguillidae - freshwater eels »  genus Anguilla

Scientific synonyms

Muraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758
Anguilla acutirostris Risso, 1827
Anguilla aegyptiaca Kaup, 1856
Anguilla altirostris Kaup, 1856
Anguilla ancidda Kaup, 1856
Angill angill (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anguilla anguillia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anguilla bibroni Kaup, 1856
Leptocephalus brevirostris Kaup, 1856
Anguilla brevirostris Cisternas, 1877

Other names

= Common Eel
= River Eel
= Weed Eel

Critically Endangered

Images


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Anguilla anguilla - European Eel

Author: Lukáš Jurek

Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete

Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Anguillicola crassus Kuwahara, Niimi & Itagaki, 1974

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [35]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/1144]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [304332]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [60344]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 2. Nozdratí (Sarcopterygii), paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii) /mnohoploutví (Polypteriformes) – bezostní (Clupeiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 64 pp. [as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 5 June 2013

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