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Anguilla reinhardtii (Australian longfinned eel; Conger eel; Freshwater eel; Longfin eel; Longfinned eel; Marbled eel; River eel; Speckled longfin eel; Spotted eel)

Synonyms: Anguilla reinhardti
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Wikipedia Abstract

The speckled longfin eel, Australian long-finned eel or marbled eel (Anguilla reinhardtii) is one of 15 species of eel in the family Anguillidae. It has a long snake-like cylindrical body with its dorsal, tail and anal fins joined to form one long fin. It usually has a brownish green or olive green back and sides with small darker spots or blotches all over its body. Its underside is paler. It has a small gill opening on each side of its wide head, with thick lips. It is Australia's largest freshwater eel, and the female usually grows much larger than the male. It is also known as the spotted eel.
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Adult Weight [1]  19.765 lbs (8.965 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  20 years
Male Maturity [1]  10 years
Maximum Longevity [2]  41 years
Migration [3]  Catadromous


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Coastal Australia Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia

Prey / Diet

Anguilla australis (Shortfin eel)[4]
Litoria lesueurii (Lesueur's tree frog)[5]
Tandanus tandanus (Tandan catfish)[4]


Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus australis (Black-necked Stork)[6]



Asia - Inland waters; Asia and Oceania: New Guinea, eastern Australia, including Tasmania, Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia.; Australia; Australian; Coral Sea and GBR; East Central Australian Shelf; East Timor; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; New Caledonia; New Zealand; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Northwest Australian Shelf; Oceania - Inland waters; Oriental; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea;

External References



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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Anurans as prey: an exploratory analysis and size relationships between predators and their prey, L. F. Toledo, R. S. Ribeiro & C. F. B. Haddad, Journal of Zoology 271 (2007) 170–177
6The feeding behaviour and diet of the Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus australis in northern New South Wales, Greg. P. Clancy, Corella, 2011, 36(1): 17-23
7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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