WoRMS taxon details

Anguillidae Rafinesque, 1810

125425  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125425)

accepted
Family
Genus Anguilla Schrank, 1798
  » Species Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla australis Richardson, 1841
  » Species Anguilla bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla borneensis Popta, 1924
  » Species Anguilla celebesensis Kaup, 1856
  » Species Anguilla dieffenbachii Gray, 1842
  » Species Anguilla interioris Whitley, 1938
  » Species Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
  » Species Anguilla luzonensis Watanabe, Aoyama & Tsukamoto, 2009
  » Species Anguilla malgumora Kaup, 1856
  » Species Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
  » Species Anguilla megastoma Kaup, 1856
  » Species Anguilla mossambica (Peters, 1852)
  » Species Anguilla nebulosa McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla obscura Günther, 1872
  » Species Anguilla reinhardtii Steindachner, 1867
  » Species Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla bengalensis (Gray, 1831) represented as Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis (Gray, 1831)
  » Subgenus Anguilla (Ophisoma) Swainson, 1839 accepted as Ariosoma Swainson, 1838 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla acutirostris Risso, 1827 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla aegyptiaca Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla altirostris Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla amblodon Günther, 1867 accepted as Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla amboinensis Peters, 1866 accepted as Anguilla celebesensis Kaup, 1856 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla ancestralis Ege, 1939 accepted as Anguilla celebesensis Kaup, 1856
  » Species Anguilla ancidda Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla anguillai (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla anguillia (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla angustidens Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla arracana McClelland, 1844 accepted as Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis (Gray, 1831)
  » Species Anguilla aterrima Rafinesque, 1820 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla austrata Richardson, 1841 accepted as Anguilla australis australis Richardson, 1841 (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla bibroni Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla bicolour accepted as Anguilla bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla bleekeri Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla blephura Rafinesque, 1817 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla breviceps Chu & Jin, 1984 accepted as Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla brevirostris Cisternas, 1877 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla callensis Guichenot, 1850 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla canariensis Valenciennes, 1843 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla cantori Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla capensis Kaup, 1859 accepted as Anguilla mossambica (Peters, 1852) (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla capitone Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla celebensis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla celebesensis Kaup, 1856 (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla cellebesensis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla celebesensis Kaup, 1856 (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla chrisypa Rafinesque, 1817 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla cloacina Bonaparte, 1846 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla conger (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla cubana Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla cuvieri Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla delalandi Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla mossambica (Peters, 1852)
  » Species Anguilla delalandii Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla mossambica (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla dieffenbachi Gray, 1842 accepted as Anguilla dieffenbachii Gray, 1842 (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla dussumieri Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla elphinstonei Sykes, 1839 accepted as Anguilla bengalensis (Gray, 1831) (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla eurystoma Heckel & Kner, 1858 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla fluviatilis Heckel & Kner, 1858 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla fluviatilis Anslijn, 1828 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla fluviatilis Gistel, 1848 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla hibernica Couch, 1865 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla hildebrandti Peters, 1881 accepted as Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla huangi Teng, Lin & Tzeng, 2009 accepted as Anguilla luzonensis Watanabe, Aoyama & Tsukamoto, 2009
  » Species Anguilla immaculata Swainson, 1839 accepted as Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla johannae Günther, 1867 accepted as Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
  » Species Anguilla kieneri Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla labiata (Peters, 1852) accepted as Anguilla bengalensis labiata (Peters, 1852)
  » Species Anguilla labrosa Richardson, 1848 accepted as Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla laticanda Rafinesque, 1818 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla laticauda Rafinesque, 1818 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817) (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla latirostris Risso, 1827 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla linnei Malm, 1877 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla lutea Rafinesque, 1820 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla macrophthalma (Peters, 1852) accepted as Anguilla bengalensis labiata (Peters, 1852)
  » Species Anguilla macrops Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla maculatus Swainson, 1839 accepted as Moringua raitaborua (Hamilton, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla malabarica Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla marginata Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla marina (Nardo, 1847) accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla marmolata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 accepted as Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla mauritiana Bennett, 1831 accepted as Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
  » Species Anguilla mediorostris Risso, 1827 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla melanochir Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla microptera Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla migratoria Krøyer, 1846 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla moa Bleeker, 1849 accepted as Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla morena Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla mowa Bleeker, 1852 accepted as Anguilla bicolor McClelland, 1844 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla myriaster Brevoort, 1856 accepted as Conger myriaster (Brevoort, 1856)
  » Species Anguilla nigricans Chu & Wu, 1984 accepted as Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla nilotica Heckel, 1846 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla nilotica Kaup, 1857 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla novaeorleanensis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla novaeterrae Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla oblongirostris Blanchard, 1866 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla obtusa Swainson, 1839 accepted as Conger conger (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla oceanica Mitchill, 1818 accepted as Conger oceanicus (Mitchill, 1818)
  » Species Anguilla pacifica Schmidt, 1928 accepted as Anguilla bicolor pacifica Schmidt, 1928
  » Species Anguilla platycephala Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla platyrhynchus Costa, 1850 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla punctatissima Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla puncticulata Swainson, 1839 accepted as Pisodonophis hijala (Hamilton, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla reinhardti Steindachner, 1867 accepted as Anguilla reinhardtii Steindachner, 1867 (misspelling)
  » Species Anguilla remifera Jordan & Evermann, 1902 accepted as Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
  » Species Anguilla savignyi Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla septembrina Bonaparte, 1846 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla serpens Shaw, 1803 accepted as Ophichthus ophis (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla sidat Bleeker, 1852 accepted as Anguilla bicolor McClelland, 1844 (synonym)
  » Species Anguilla spengeli Weber, 1912 accepted as Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla tenuirostris DeKay, 1842 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla texana Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla tyrannus Girard, 1858 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla variegata McClelland, 1844 accepted as Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis (Gray, 1831)
  » Species Anguilla virescens (Peters, 1852) accepted as Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
  » Species Anguilla vulgaris Shaw, 1803 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla vulgaris Rafinesque, 1810 accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Anguilla wabashensis Kaup, 1856 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
  » Species Anguilla xanthomelas Rafinesque, 1820 accepted as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817) (unaccepted, synonym)
Genus Neoanguilla Shrestha, 2008

Genus Angill accepted as Anguilla Schrank, 1798 (misspelling)
  » Species Angill angill (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Genus Tribranchus Peters, 1846 accepted as Anguilla Schrank, 1798
marine
Description Usually catadromous fishes in tropical and temperate waters, except eastern Pacific and south Atlantic. Eellike body with...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Anguillidae Rafinesque, 1810. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125425 on 2018-05-27
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
From other sources
Description 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]
 



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