Accepted scientific name:
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms:
Angill angill (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Angill angill (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anguilla acutirostris Risso, 1827 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla acutirostris Risso, 1827
Anguilla aegyptiaca Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla aegyptiaca Kaup, 1856
Anguilla altirostris Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla altirostris Kaup, 1856
Anguilla ancidda Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla ancidda Kaup, 1856
Anguilla anguilla macrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla anguilla macrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla anguilla ornithorhyncha De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla anguilla ornithorhyncha De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla anguillai (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla anguillai (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anguilla anguillia (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla anguillia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anguilla bibroni Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla bibroni Kaup, 1856
Anguilla brevirostris Cisternas, 1877 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla brevirostris Cisternas, 1877
Anguilla callensis Guichenot, 1850 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla callensis Guichenot, 1850
Anguilla canariensis Valenciennes, 1843 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla canariensis Valenciennes, 1843
Anguilla capitone Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla capitone Kaup, 1856
Anguilla cloacina Bonaparte, 1846 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla cloacina Bonaparte, 1846
Anguilla cuvieri Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla cuvieri Kaup, 1856
Anguilla eurystoma Heckel & Kner, 1858 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla eurystoma Heckel & Kner, 1858
Anguilla fluviatilis Anslijin, 1828 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla fluviatilis Anslijin, 1828
Anguilla fluviatilis Gistel, 1848 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla fluviatilis Gistel, 1848
Anguilla fluviatilis Heckel & Kner, 1858 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla fluviatilis Heckel & Kner, 1858
Anguilla hibernica Couch, 1865 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla hibernica Couch, 1865
Anguilla kieneri Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla kieneri Kaup, 1856
Anguilla latirostris Risso, 1827 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla latirostris Risso, 1827
Anguilla linnei Malm, 1877 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla linnei Malm, 1877
Anguilla marginata Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla marginata Kaup, 1856
Anguilla marina Nardo, 1860 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla marina Nardo, 1860
Anguilla mediorostris Risso, 1827 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla mediorostris Risso, 1827
Anguilla melanochir Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla melanochir Kaup, 1856
Anguilla microptera Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla microptera Kaup, 1856
Anguilla migratoria Krøyer, 1846 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla migratoria Krøyer, 1846
Anguilla morena Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla morena Kaup, 1856
Anguilla nilotica Heckel, 1846 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla nilotica Heckel, 1846
Anguilla nilotica Kaup, 1857 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla nilotica Kaup, 1857
Anguilla oblongirostris Blanchard, 1866 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla oblongirostris Blanchard, 1866
Anguilla ornithorincha De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla ornithorincha De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla platycephala Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla platycephala Kaup, 1856
Anguilla platyrhynchus Costa, 1850 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla platyrhynchus Costa, 1850
Anguilla platyura De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla platyura De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla savignyi Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla savignyi Kaup, 1856
Anguilla septembrina Bonaparte, 1846 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla septembrina Bonaparte, 1846
Anguilla vulgaris Rafinesque, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla vulgaris Rafinesque, 1810
Anguilla vulgaris Shaw, 1803 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla vulgaris Shaw, 1803
Anguilla vulgaris fluviatilis Rafinesque, 1810 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla vulgaris fluviatilis Rafinesque, 1810
Anguilla vulgaris lacustus Rafinesque, 1810 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla vulgaris lacustus Rafinesque, 1810
Anguilla vulgaris macrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla vulgaris macrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla vulgaris marina Rafinesque, 1810 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla vulgaris marina Rafinesque, 1810
Anguilla vulgaris ornithorhincha De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla vulgaris ornithorhincha De la Pylaie, 1835
Anguilla vulgaris platyura De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla vulgaris platyura De la Pylaie, 1835
Leptocephalus brevirostris Kaup, 1856 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Leptocephalus brevirostris Kaup, 1856
Muraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Muraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758
Muraena anguilla maculata Chiereghini, 1872 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Muraena anguilla maculata Chiereghini, 1872
Muraena oxyrhina Ekström, 1831 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Muraena oxyrhina Ekström, 1831
Muraena platyrhina Ekström, 1831 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Muraena platyrhina Ekström, 1831
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Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Anguilliformes
Family Anguillidae
Genus Anguilla
Distribution: Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic coast from Scandinavia to Morocco and rivers of North Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean seas (Ref. 172, Ref. 51442). Continuous introductions to Asia and South and Central America, but not reproducing. Spawning area in western Atlantic (Sargasso Sea). Also distributed along the coast of Europe from the Black Sea to the White Sea. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction. Recent genomic DNA studies show that the European eel exhibits isolation by distance, implying that non-random mating and restricted gene flow among eels from different location exists (Ref. 43723).
Additional data: -
Source database: FishBase, Jan 2011
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: -
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=35
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:d13192a2-2dc5-11e0-98c6-2ce70255a436:col20110201