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European eel

European eel - Anguilla anguilla is a snakelike fish. They spawn in the Sargasso Sea[?] and the larvae (Leptocephalus) migrate towards Europa in a three years migration. They enter freshwater, where they spent their lives. In the USA the American Eel Anguilla rostrata[?] reaches the rivers in one to two years.

The life history of the eels is one of the most fascinating stories in oceanography, still enigmatic: Eel story

  • info on fishbase (http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?ID=35&genusname=Anguilla&speciesname=anguilla)

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