WoRMS taxon details

Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)

126281  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126281)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofMuraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758) 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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 245 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Distribution Rivers of North Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean seas. Continuous introductions to Asia and South and Central America,...  
Distribution 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126281 on 2018-09-20
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofAnguilla brevirostris Cisternas, 1877) Cisternas, R. (1877). Ensayo descriptivo de los peces de agua dolce que habitan en la provincia de Valencia. An. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. Madrid. 6: 69-138. [details]   

original description  (ofMuraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758) 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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 245 [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 Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes. , available online at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/FishAtlas/default.htm [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Lutaenko, K.A.; Furota, T.; Nakayama; S.; Shin, K.; Xu, J. (2013). Atlas of Marine Invasive Species in the NOWPAP Region. Beijing: NOWPAP DINRAC (Northwest Pacific Action Plan, Data and Information Network Regional Center). 189 pp. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 245 [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on freshwater and marine fauna  [details]

Distribution 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]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat 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]

Importance Social - Commercial, aquaculture [details]

Predators Herons, cormorants, pikes and gulls  [details]

Reproduction Gametogenesis occurs upon migration to Sargasso Sea; spawning occurs in late winter- spring  [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian njalangjalameshollagjala  [details]
Basque ibai-aingira  [details]
Breton sili  [details]
Bulgarian Речна змиорка  [details]
Catalan anguila  [details]
Danish ål  [details]
Dutch palingEuropese palingaal  [details]
English European eeleel  [details]
Finnish ankerias  [details]
French civelleanguille d'Europeanguille  [details]
Galician anguía  [details]
German FlussaalEuropäischer AalAal  [details]
Hebrew צלופח אירופיצלופח אירופאיצלופח  [details]
Icelandic áll  [details]
Irish eascú  [details]
Italian anguilla  [details]
Japanese ヨーロッパウナギ  [details]
Lithuanian ungurys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Χέλι  [details]
Norwegian ål  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål ål  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk ål  [details]
Polish węgorz europejskiwegorz  [details]
Portuguese enguiaeiró  [details]
Romanian anghilă  [details]
Russian Угорь речной европейскийугорь речнойugor'  [details]
Slovenian jegulja  [details]
Spanish anguila  [details]
Swedish ål  [details]
Turkish yılan balığıyilan baligitatlısu yılan balığıtatlisu yilan baligi  [details]
Ukrainian Річковий вугор європейськийРічковий вугорВугор річковий європейськийВугор річковийвугор європейськийbугор  [details]
Welsh llysywen  [details]