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Anguillidae (freshwater eels)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Anguillidae are a family of fishes that contains the freshwater eels. The 19 species and six subspecies in this family are all in genus Anguilla. They are catadromous, meaning they spend their lives in freshwater rivers, lakes, or estuaries, and return to the ocean to spawn. The young eel larvae, called leptocephali, live only in the ocean and consume small particles called marine snow. They grow larger in size, and in their next growth stage, they are called glass eels.
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Genus

Anguilla (freshwater eels) (19)   (3)
Neoanguilla (1)

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