Anguilla anguilla   (Linnaeus,  1758) ()
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii


Synonym (s)
Angill angill (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anguilla acutirostris Risso, 1827
Anguilla aegyptiaca Kaup, 1856
Anguilla altirostris Kaup, 1856
Anguilla ancidda Kaup, 1856
Anguilla anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla anguilla var. macrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla anguilla var. ornithorhyncha De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla anguillia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anguilla bibroni Kaup, 1856
Anguilla brevirostris Cisternas, 1877
Anguilla callensis Guichenot, 1850
Anguilla canariensis Valenciennes, 1843
Anguilla capitone Kaup, 1856
Anguilla cloacina Bonaparte, 1846
Anguilla cuvieri Kaup, 1856
Anguilla eurystoma Heckel & Kner, 1858
Anguilla fluviatilis Heckel & Kner, 1858
Anguilla fluviatilis Anslijin, 1828
Anguilla hibernica Couch, 1865
Anguilla kieneri Kaup, 1856
Anguilla latirostris Risso, 1827
Anguilla linnei Malm, 1877
Anguilla marginata Kaup, 1856
Anguilla marina Nardo, 1860
Anguilla mediorostris Risso, 1827
Anguilla melanochir Kaup, 1856
Anguilla microptera Kaup, 1856
Anguilla migratoria Kroyer, 1846
Anguilla morena Kaup, 1856
Anguilla nilotica Heckel, 1846
Anguilla nilotica Kaup, 1857)
Anguilla platycephala Kaup, 1856
Anguilla platyrhynchus Costa, 1850
Anguilla savignyi Kaup, 1856
Anguilla septembrina Bonaparte, 1846
Anguilla vulgaris Shaw, 1803
Anguilla vulgaris fluviatilis Rafinesque, 1810
Anguilla vulgaris lacustus Rafinesque, 1810
Anguilla vulgaris marina Rafinesque, 1810
Anguilla vulgaris ornithorhincha De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla vulgaris platyura De la Pylaie, 1835
Leptocephalus brevirostris Kaup, 1856
Muraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758
Muraena anguilla maculata Chiereghini, 1872
Muraena oxyrhina Ekstrom, 1831
Muraena platyrhina Ekstrom, 1831

Common Name (s)
• European Eel (English)
• Eel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Benthic


• Daman and Diu, Diu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Raghunathan, C; Gupta, SR; Wangikar, U and Lakhmapurkar, J (2004) A record of live corals along the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat, Arabian Sea Current Science Current Science Association and Indian Academy of Sciences 87(8) 1131-1138 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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