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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 126281

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguillidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla Schrank, 1798
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAngill angill (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla acutirostris Risso, 1827
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla aegyptiaca Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla altirostris Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla ancidda Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla var. macrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla var. mucrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla var. ornithorhyncha De la Pylaie, 1835 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguillai (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguillia (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla bibroni Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla brevirostris Cisternas, 1877 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla callensis Guichenot, 1850
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla canariensis Valenciennes, 1843
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla capitone Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla cloacina Bonaparte, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla cuvieri Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla eurystoma Heckel & Kner, 1858
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla fluviatilis Heckel & Kner, 1858
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla fluviatilis Anslijn, 1828
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla fluviatilis Gistel, 1848
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla hibernica Couch, 1865
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla kieneri Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla latirostris Risso, 1827
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla linnei Malm, 1877
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla marginata Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla marina (Nardo, 1847)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla mediorostris Risso, 1827
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla melanochir Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla microptera Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla migratoria Krøyer, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla morena Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla nilotica Heckel, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla nilotica Kaup, 1857
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla oblongirostris Blanchard, 1866
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla platycephala Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla platyrhynchus Costa, 1850
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla savignyi Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla septembrina Bonaparte, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla vulgaris Shaw, 1803
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla vulgaris Rafinesque, 1810
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla vulgaris fluviatilis Rafinesque, 1810
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla vulgaris lacustus Rafinesque, 1810
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla vulgaris macrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla vulgaris marina Rafinesque, 1810
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla vulgaris ornithorhincha De la Pylaie, 1835
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla vulgaris platyura De la Pylaie, 1835
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptocephalus brevirostris Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena anguilla maculata Chiereghini, 1872
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena anguilla marina Nardo, 1847
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena oxyrhina Ekström, 1831
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena platyrhina Ekström, 1831
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100
page(s): 245 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornjalaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorngjalaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormeshollaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgjala  [details]
Basque Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoribai-aingira  [details]
Breton Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsili  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorРечна змиорка  [details]
Catalan Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranguila  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorål  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpalingUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoraal  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean eelUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoreel  [details]
Finnish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorankerias  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcivelleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranguille  [details]
Galician Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranguía  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFlussaalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropäischer AalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAal  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorצלופח אירופיUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorצלופח אירופאיUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorצלופח  [details]
Icelandic Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoráll  [details]
Irish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoreascú  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranguilla  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorungurys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΧέλι  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorål  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorål  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorål  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwęgorz europejskiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwegorz  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorenguiaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoreiró  [details]
Romanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranghilă  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorУгорь речной европейскийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorугорь речнойUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorugor'  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorjegulja  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranguila  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorål  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryılan balığıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryilan baligiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortatlısu yılan balığıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortatlisu yilan baligi  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorРічковий вугор європейськийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorРічковий вугорUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorВугор річковий європейськийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorВугор річковийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorвугор європейськийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbугор  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorllysywen  [details]
Direct child
taxa (4)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla var. macrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla var. mucrocephala De la Pylaie, 1835 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla var. ornithorhyncha De la Pylaie, 1835 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaltic sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
Black Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlack Sea [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Netherlands
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrevelingen [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIJsselmeer [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOosterschelde [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSas van Goes [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchelde estuary [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVoordelta [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZeeschelde [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAnguillicola crassus Kuwahara, Niimi & Itagaki, 1974 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus gibbus Nordmann, 1832 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus lizae Krøyer, 1863 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus sieboldi Nordmann, 1832 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLernaeocera branchialis (Linnaeus, 1767) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgulus foliaceus (Linnaeus, 1758) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus nanus Beneden, 1870 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus, 1758 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (63 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (216 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Cultured Aquatic species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (621 nucleotides; 375 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds on freshwater and marine fauna  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Rivers of North Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean seas. 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 [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat benthic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Occasionally found in Canadian Atlantic waters.Spawning occurs in Sargasso Sea, leptocephali drift for about 3 years across Atlantic to brackish waters, after several years, return migration back to Sargasso Sea. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social - Commercial, aquaculture [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Herons, cormorants, pikes and gulls  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Gametogenesis occurs upon migration to Sargasso Sea; spawning occurs in late winter- spring  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126281
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758). 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=126281 on 2014-09-01
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