Species Details : Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)

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 mucrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla anguilla mucrocephala 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 Anslijn, 1828 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla fluviatilis Anslijn, 1828
Anguilla fluviatilis Gistel, 1848 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla fluviatilis Gistel, 1848
Anguilla fluviatilis Heckel & Kner, 1858 (ambiguous 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, 1847) (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Anguilla marina (Nardo, 1847)
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 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 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 anguilla marina Nardo, 1847 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Muraena anguilla marina Nardo, 1847
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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Gjala - Albanian Albania Click here to show the literature
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Mesholla - Albanian Albania Click here to show the literature
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Ngjala - Albanian Albania Click here to show the literature
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Njala - Albanian Albania Click here to show the literature
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Anguille - Arabic Algeria(Bou-Haroun) Click here to show the literature
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Anklies oroubi - Arabic Egypt Click here to show the literature
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H'anklyss - Arabic Lebanon Click here to show the literature
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Hancha - Arabic Tunisia Click here to show the literature
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Hannash - Arabic Egypt Click here to show the literature
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Hnech - Arabic Algeria(Bou-Haroun) Click here to show the literature
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Noune - Arabic Morocco Click here to show the literature
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Selbah - Arabic Algeria(Alger) Click here to show the literature
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Tasselbahth - Arabic Algeria(Bejaia) Click here to show the literature
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Zmiorca - Bulgarian Bulgaria Click here to show the literature
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Zmiorka - Bulgarian Bulgaria Click here to show the literature
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Anguila - Catalan Spain(Catalunya) Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla - Corsican France(Corsica.) Click here to show the literature
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Angulja - Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Capor - Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Jegulja - Croatian Croatia
Kajman - Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Kračica - Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Aal - Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Ål - Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Europæisk ål - Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Aal - Dutch Netherlands Click here to show the literature
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Paling - Dutch Netherlands Click here to show the literature
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Common eel - English USA Click here to show the literature
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Eel - English Estonia Click here to show the literature
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Eel - English Ireland
Eel - English Isle of Man Click here to show the literature
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European eel - English Kenya Click here to show the literature
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European eel - English Russia Click here to show the literature
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European eel - English Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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River eel - English Russia Click here to show the literature
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Silver Eel - English USA Click here to show the literature
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Sing eel - English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Yellow eel - English USA Click here to show the literature
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Ankerias - Finnish Finland Click here to show the literature
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Angèle - French France Click here to show the literature
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Anguiello - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguielo - French France(South of France.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguille - French Algeria Click here to show the literature
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Anguille - French Belgium Click here to show the literature
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Anguille - French France Click here to show the literature
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Anguille - French Switzerland Click here to show the literature
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Anguille argentée - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguille d'Europe - French France Click here to show the literature
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Anguille européenne - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguille jaune - French France Click here to show the literature
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Bomarinque - French France Click here to show the literature
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Bouiron - French France Click here to show the literature
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Civelle - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Coureuse - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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De la riviere - French France Click here to show the literature
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Leptocéphale - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Margignou - French France Click here to show the literature
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Pibale - French France Click here to show the literature
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Piballe - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Pimperneau - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Pougau - French France Click here to show the literature
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Pounchurote - French France Click here to show the literature
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Pounchuroto - French France Click here to show the literature
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Resso - French France Click here to show the literature
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Sili - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Silien - French France(Not specified.) Click here to show the literature
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Thaoundella - French France Click here to show the literature
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Thaudelo - French France Click here to show the literature
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Verniau - French France Click here to show the literature
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Aal - German Austria Click here to show the literature
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Aal - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Aal - German Switzerland Click here to show the literature
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Aalpricken - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Ahlen - German Germany(Lower Elbe river.) Click here to show the literature
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Blankaal - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Europäischer Aal - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Flussaal - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Gelbaal - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Zelofah - Hebrew Israel Click here to show the literature
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Angolna - Hungarian Hungary Click here to show the literature
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Ambidda - Italian Italy(Sardegna.) Click here to show the literature
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Ambidduna - Italian Italy(Sardegna.) Click here to show the literature
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Anchidda - Italian Italy(Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Ancidda - Italian Italy(Calabria and Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Anciddi - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Ancinna - Italian Italy(Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Ancioda - Italian Italy(Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Angarone - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Anghí d'acqua - Italian Italy(Liguria.) Click here to show the literature
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Anghí d'acqua de maa - Italian Italy(Liguria.) Click here to show the literature
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Anghí d'acqua douse - Italian Italy(Liguria.) Click here to show the literature
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Anghidda - Italian Italy(Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Anghilla - Italian Italy(Liguria.) Click here to show the literature
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Anghilla de màa - Italian Italy(Liguria.) Click here to show the literature
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Anghira - Italian Italy(Sardegna.) Click here to show the literature
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Angidda - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguela - Italian Italy(Veneto.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguella - Italian Italy(Abruzzo and Marche.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguidda - Italian Italy(Sardegna and Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguidda grossa - Italian Italy(Sardegna.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguidduna - Italian Italy(Sardegna.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguila avocati - Italian Italy(Veneto.) Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla - Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla - Italian Switzerland Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla europea - Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla mareteca - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Anzile - Italian Italy(Venezia Giulia.) Click here to show the literature
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Bisat - Italian Italy(Veneto and Venezia Giulia.) Click here to show the literature
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Bisàto - Italian Italy(Venezia Giulia.) Click here to show the literature
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Bisato femenal - Italian Italy(Veneto.) Click here to show the literature
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Bisato marin - Italian Italy(Veneto.) Click here to show the literature
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Bisato papalone - Italian Italy
Bisciatto - Italian Italy(Marche.) Click here to show the literature
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Buratèl - Italian Italy(Venezia Giulia.) Click here to show the literature
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Buratèli - Italian Italy(Veneto.) Click here to show the literature
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Buratelo - Italian Italy
Cacchiastrella - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Canaiola - Italian Italy(Toscana.) Click here to show the literature
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Capetune - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Capillari - Italian Italy(Marche and Veneto.) Click here to show the literature
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Capitone - Italian Italy(Campania, Lazio and Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Capitune - Italian Italy(Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Capituni - Italian Italy(Calabria and Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Capomazzo - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Cedioli - Italian Italy(Veneto and Venezia Giulia.) Click here to show the literature
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Chiara - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Cieche - Italian Italy(Toscana.) Click here to show the literature
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Ciriola - Italian Italy(Lazio.) Click here to show the literature
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Cirioli - Italian Italy(Venezia Giulia.) Click here to show the literature
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Crescenzia - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Cuzzutella - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Dritta - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Filotrotta - Italian Italy(Sardegna.) Click here to show the literature
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Fiumarola - Italian Italy(Lazio.) Click here to show the literature
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Intínca - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Macchione acchione - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Magliola - Italian Italy(Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Magnaranocchie - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Majatica - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Majetica - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Marcagghiuni - Italian Italy(Sicilia.) Click here to show the literature
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Orba - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Pantanina - Italian Italy(Puglia.) Click here to show the literature
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Pollastrella - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Schiacco - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Sementara - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Storta campagnola - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Tempestina - Italian Italy(Campania.) Click here to show the literature
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Testoni - Italian Italy(Veneto.) Click here to show the literature
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Zingorra - Italian Italy(Sardegna.) Click here to show the literature
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Zuncurrunu - Italian Italy(Sardegna.) Click here to show the literature
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Unagi - Japanese Japan Click here to show the literature
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zutis - Latvian Latvia Click here to show the literature
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ungurys - Lithuanian Lithuania Click here to show the literature
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Jagula - Macedonian Macedonia Click here to show the literature
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Sallura - Maltese Malta Click here to show the literature
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Astan - Manx Isle of Man Click here to show the literature
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Cheli - Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Καβάτσα Kavatsa Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Σουβλομύταρο Souvlomytaro Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Χέλι Cheli Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Aal - Norwegian Norway Click here to show the literature
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Ål - Norwegian Norway Click here to show the literature
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Angurgis - Prussian, Old Germany Click here to show the literature
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Anghilă - Romanian Romania Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla europeana - Romanian Romania Click here to show the literature
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Ogor - Romanian Romania Click here to show the literature
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Evropeiskiy ugor' - Russian Russia Click here to show the literature
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Jegulja - Serbian Montenegro Click here to show the literature
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Anguila - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Anguila europea - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla catarrojina - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla fartona - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla maresa - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla martina - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla pastorenca - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Anguilla pugaron - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Blankål - Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Yılan - Turkish Turkey Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Kingdom Animalia CoL
Phylum Chordata CoL
Class Actinopterygii FishBase
Order Anguilliformes FishBase
Family Anguillidae FishBase
Genus Anguilla FishBase
Distribution: Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic coast from Scandinavia to Morocco; Baltic, Black and Mediterranean Seas; rivers of North Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean seas (Ref. 172, Ref. 51442). Continuous introductions to Asia and South and Central America. Spawning area in western Atlantic (Sargasso 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). The existence of 3 genetically distinct sub-populations is suggested: a Northern European subpopulation (consisting mainly of the Icelandic stocks); a Western European subpopulation (including the Baltic, the Mediterranean and Black Sea); a Southern sub-population (including stocks of Morocco) (Ref. 43723, 89139). International trade restricted (CITES Appendix II, since 13.3.2009).
Environment: Brackish,freshwater,marine
Additional data: -
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: 19-May-2014
Source database: FishBase, Feb 2018   99%
Bibliographic citation: Froese R. & Pauly D. (eds). (2019). FishBase (version Feb 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2019 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2019. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=35
Conversion date: 2019-05-01 01:30:39