WoRMS taxon details

Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)

158562  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158562)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution Greenland south along the Atlantic coast of Canada and US to Panama  
Distribution Greenland south along the Atlantic coast of Canada and US to Panama [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158562 on 2019-03-22
2005-05-26 07:43:32Z
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z

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

basis of record Scott, W.B., and S.N. Messieh. (1976). Common Canadian Atlantic fishes. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory. St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 106 p. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [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 Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (10/2018)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From other sources
Diet At sea, young eels feed on plankton, juveniles and adults feed on bottom fishes and invertebrates. In freshwater, diet includes insect larvae, worms, crayfishes, snails, frogs and small fishes [details]

Distribution Greenland south along the Atlantic coast of Canada and US to Panama [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Anadromous; born in Sargasso Sea, drift for one year to North American waters, live in flowing streams for several years, spawn in Sargasso Sea. [details]

Importance Scientific- Commercial; aquaculture; gamefish [details]

Predators Sharks, rays and larval eels and elvers are eaten by their own kind [details]

Reproduction Spawn (once per lifetime) between February and July; external fertilization [details]

Danish Amerikansk ferskvandsål  [details]
Dutch Amerikaanse paling  [details]
English American eel  [details]
French anguille d'Amériqueanguille d’Amérique  [details]
German Amerikanischer Aal  [details]
Japanese アメリカウナギ  [details]
Spanish anguila americana  [details]