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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguillidae 
AphiaID: 125425

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilliformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfreshwater eels  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorålefamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorålefamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoregentliga ålar  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla Schrank, 1798

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAngill accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla Schrank, 1798
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTribranchus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla Schrank, 1798
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Usually catadromous fishes in tropical and temperate waters, except eastern Pacific and south Atlantic. Eellike body with minute or embedded scales. Well developed pectorals but no pelvic fins; dorsal and caudal fin confluent with anal fin. All species are important food fishes and are sold fresh, smoked, or canned. Important aquaculture species based on captured juveniles (elvers); widely introduced. All spend their juvenile and adult live in freshwater, returning to the ocean to spawn and die. The leptocephalus larvae are marine. There is some doubt as to the validity of some of the fifteen species currently recognized.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125425
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Anguillidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125425 on 2014-08-20
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