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Anguilla reinhardtii

Long Finned Eel

Anguilla reinhardtii (Long-finned Eel)

Family: Anguillidae (Freshwater Eel)

Status: Native

Size: Can grow to 1.6 metres and 22 kg (although generally to 1 metre) for females while males are much smaller at 650 mm and 600g. Landlocked eels have been reported to grow to 3 metres.

Description: olive green mottled above paler ventrally. There are a multitude of common names, including Conger Eel, Freshwater Eel, Marbled Eel, River Eel, and Spotted Eel.

Location: Coastal but some sightings above escarpment; eel can cross large barriers including dam walls and can move overland

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Species information

  • Anguilla reinhardtii Scientific name
  • Long Finned Eel Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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