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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817) 
AphiaID: 158562

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla rostrata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla Schrank, 1798
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla aterrima Rafinesque, 1820
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla blephura Rafinesque, 1817
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla chrisypa Rafinesque, 1817
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla cubana Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla laticanda Rafinesque, 1818
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla laticauda Rafinesque, 1818 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla lutea Rafinesque, 1820
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla macrops Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla novaeorleanensis Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla novaeterrae Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla punctatissima Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla tenuirostris DeKay, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla texana Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla tyrannus Girard, 1858
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla wabashensis Kaup, 1856
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnguilla xanthomelas Rafinesque, 1820
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptocephalus grassii Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1902
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena argentea Lesueur, 1817
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena bostoniensis Lesueur, 1817
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena macrocephala Lesueur, 1817
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena rostrata Lesueur, 1817
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuraena serpentina Lesueur, 1817
Sources  basis of record Scott, W.B., and S.N. Messieh. (1976). Common Canadian Atlantic fishes. Huntsman Marine Laboratory. St. Andrews, N.B. 106 p. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerikansk ferskvandsål  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerican Eel  [details]
French Trusted: edited by a thematic editoranguille d'AmériqueUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranguille d’Amérique  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranguila americana  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus caeruleus Wilson C.B., 1911 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus celestis Mueller J.F., 1937 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus skrjabini Mueller J.F., 1937 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus versicolor Wilson C.B., 1911 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (32 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (284 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (91 nucleotides; 93 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Greenland south along the Atlantic coast of Canada and US to Panama [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Scientific- Commercial; aquaculture; gamefish [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Sharks, rays and larval eels and elvers are eaten by their own kind [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Spawn (once per lifetime) between February and July; external fertilization [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158562
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-26 07:43:32Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Anguilla rostrata. 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=158562 on 2014-12-28
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