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Anguilla reinhardtii  Steindachner, 1867

Speckled longfin eel
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Anguillidae (Freshwater eels)
Etymology: Anguilla: Latin, anguilla, .-ae = eel (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Steindachner.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale; catadromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 3000 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical, preferred ?; 10°S - 43°S, 141°E - 161°E (Ref. 57367)

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Asia and Oceania: New Guinea, eastern Australia, including Tasmania, Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 165 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 82796); 158.0 cm TL (female); common length : 100.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5259); Peso massimo pubblicato: 22.0 kg (Ref. 82796); Età massima riportata: 41 anni (Ref. 6390)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Characterized by mottled color and tooth bands with a separated inner series. The only other species within its range with these characters is Anguilla marmorata, but that species has a longer dorsal fin (Ref. 9828).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occur in coastal lagoons, rivers, streams, lakes, swamps and farm dams, but prefers riverine habitats (Ref. 26509, 44894). Usually found in deep waters of reservoirs well away from the shore. Mature adults undertake annual spawning migrations to oceanic waters (Ref. 44894). Mainly nocturnal feeders. Feed on crustaceans, mollusks, aquatic and terrestrial insects, fish including elvers and native trout. Maximum size for female longfin eel taken from Ref. 6390. A reasonably good angling fish which may grow to 22 kilograms (Ref. 44894).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Acquacoltura: commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si
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