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Anguilla australis

Short Finned Eel

Anguilla australis (Short-finned Eel)

Family: Anguillidae (Freshwater Eel)

Status: Native

Size: Maximum length 1100 mm and weight  3.2 kg, but most individuals are <700 mm long and weigh less than 400g.

Description: A large, elongate and cylindrical eel, olive green above paler ventrally. Also known as Silver eel.

Location: Primarily found in coastal streams outside the region but occasional records come from inland streams escarpment; this eel can cross large barriers including dam walls and overland.

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Species information

  • Anguilla australis Scientific name
  • Short Finned Eel Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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