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European eel

Order Anguilliformes
Family Anguillidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated and thin body. Mouth of fleshy lips and tiny teeth. Dorsal, caudal and anal fins forming a continuous band around the posterior extremity of the body. Skin with abundant mucus. Small tiny scales inlcuded in the skin. It can weigh up to 13 kg.

FAO code
Anguilla anguilla
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
  • Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
Fishing seasons
jan feb mar oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Flussaal
China 欧洲鳗鲡
France Anguille
Italy Ragano
Portugal Enguia europeia
United Kingdom European eel
Japan Unagi
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