Ecology of Anguilla reinhardtii
Main Ref. Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Anguilla reinhardtii may be found.
Remarks Diadromous. They move fom marine to fresh waters as juveniles and return to the sea as adults. These eels live in a variety of freshwater and estuarine environments including coastal lagoons, rivers, creeks, swamps, lakes and farm dams (Ref. 26507). Longfin eels prefer riverine habitats (Ref. 26509). Glass eels enter estuaries mainly in summer and autumn. Mainly nocturnal feeders with a well developed sense of smell for locating prey. Diet includes crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic and terrestial insects (Ref. 26514), and bony fish (including elvers) (Ref. 26513, 26514). Feeding patterns follow the seasons - feeding is most intense at night during spring and summer (Ref. 2906).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Beumer, J.P., 1979
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.55 0.56 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 05.04.98
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 09.16.04
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