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European eel
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Faimily: Anguillidae
Genus: Anguilla
Species: A. anguilla
Binomial name
Anguilla anguilla
Range for wild European eel

Muraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758
Anguilla malgumora Kaup, 1856

The European eel (Anguilla anguilla),[2] or semply eel, is a species o eel, a snake-lik, catadromous fish. Thay can reach a lenth o 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) in exceptional cases, but are normally aroond 60–80 cm (2.0–2.6 ft), an rarely reach mair nor 1 m (3 ft 3 in). While captive specimens hae leeved ower 85 years, the species' lifespan in the wild haes nae been determined.[3][4]


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  2. "Anguilla anguilla". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 Mairch 2006.
  3. "Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) European eel". FishBase. fishbase.org. Retrieved 3 Januar 2017.
  4. Deelder, C.L. (1984). "SYNOPSIS OF BIOLOGICAL DATA ON THE EEL Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)" (PDF). www.fao.org. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGAMZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS. p. 12. Retrieved 3 Januar 2017.