Family Anguillidae - Freshwater eels
  Order
:
Anguillidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 2 | Species : 20 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Tertiary   upper   Miocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Usually catadromous fishes in tropical and temperate waters, except eastern Pacific and south Atlantic. Eellike body with minute or embedded scales. Well developed pectorals but no pelvic fins; dorsal and caudal fin confluent with anal fin. All species are important food fishes and are sold fresh, smoked, or canned. Important aquaculture species based on captured juveniles (elvers); widely introduced. All spend their juvenile and adult life in freshwater, returning to the ocean to spawn and die. The leptocephalus larvae are marine with sharply pointed tail which distinguishes the family from the elopids. There is some doubt as to the validity of some of the fifteen species currently recognized.
  Etymology
:
Latin, anguilla, ae = eel ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Elopocephalai | | Elopomorpha | | | | | | | | | | Anguilliformes | | | Anguillidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Anguillidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Anguilla fluviatilis Heckel & Kner, 1858
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Muraena anguilla Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
! Angill angill (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Anguilla anguillai (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Anguilla anguillia (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousotheroriginal
ambiguousotheroriginal
Anguilla vulgaris marina Rafinesque, 1810
ambiguousotheroriginal
Anguilla vulgaris Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla fluviatilis Anslijn, 1828
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena platyrhina Ekström, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena oxyrhina Ekström, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousotheroriginal
ambiguousotherchange in rank
ambiguousotherchange in species
Anguilla var. ornithorincha De la Pylaie, 1835
ambiguousotheroriginal
ambiguousotherchange in rank
ambiguousotherchange in species
Anguilla var. platyura De la Pylaie, 1835
ambiguousotheroriginal
Anguilla vulgaris platyura De la Pylaie, 1835
ambiguousotherchange in rank
Anguilla var. oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835
ambiguousotheroriginal
Anguilla anguilla oxycephala De la Pylaie, 1835
ambiguousotherchange in species
Anguilla canariensis Valenciennes, 1843
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla cloacina Bonaparte, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla septembrina Bonaparte, 1846
ambiguousotheroriginal
Anguilla nilotica Heckel, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla migratoria Krøyer, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousotheroriginal
Anguilla marina (Nardo, 1847)
ambiguousothernew
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla callensis Guichenot, 1850
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla ancidda Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla morena Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla kieneri Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla cuvieri Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla bibroni Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla eurystoma Heckel & Kner, 1858
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla hibernica Couch, 1865
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla oblongirostris Blanchard, 1866
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla brevirostris Cisternas, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla linnei Malm, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)
acceptedseniornew
Muraena rostrata Lesueur, 1817
synonymseniororiginal
Muraena argentea Lesueur, 1817
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena macrocephala Lesueur, 1817
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena serpentina Lesueur, 1817
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena bostoniensis Lesueur, 1817
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla bostoniensis (Lesueur, 1817)
synonymjuniornew
Anguilla blephura Rafinesque, 1817
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla chrisypa Rafinesque, 1817
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla laticanda Rafinesque, 1818
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla laticauda Rafinesque, 1818
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla aterrima Rafinesque, 1820
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla lutea Rafinesque, 1820
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla xanthomelas Rafinesque, 1820
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla cubana Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla macrops Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla texana Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla tyrannus Girard, 1858
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptocephalus grassii Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
acceptedseniororiginal
Anguilla hildebrandti Sauvage, 1891
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
! Anguilla marmolata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymseniororiginal
Anguilla mauritiana Bennett, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla labrosa Richardson, 1848
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena manillensis Bleeker, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla johannae Günther, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla fidjiensis Günther, 1870
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena mossambica (non Peters, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla arracana McClelland, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla variegata McClelland, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla brevirostris McClelland, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla anguilla (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliednew
Anguilla marmorata (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla mauritiana (non Bennett, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla australis Richardson, 1841
acceptedseniororiginal
! Angguilla australis Richardson, 1841
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
Muraena australis (Richardson, 1841)
synonymseniornew
! Anguilla austrata Richardson, 1841
synonymseniororiginal
Anguilla schmidtii Phillipps, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
! Anguilla australis schmidti Phillipps, 1925
synonymjuniorchange in rank
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Anguilla bicolor McClelland, 1844
acceptedseniororiginal
Anguilla bicolor bicolor McClelland, 1844
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Anguilla bicolour McClelland, 1844
Synonymseniororiginal
! Anguilla bicolour bicolour McClelland, 1844
synonymseniorchange in rank
Anguilla moa Bleeker, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena moa (Bleeker, 1849)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla mowa Bleeker, 1852
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla sidat Bleeker, 1852
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena virescens Peters, 1852
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla virescens (Peters, 1852)
synonymjuniornew
Anguilla cantori Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Muraena halmaherensis Bleeker, 1863
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla amblodon Günther, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla spengeli Weber, 1912
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla pacifica Schmidt, 1928
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Anguilla mauritiana (non Bennett, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla australis (non Richardson, 1841)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Muraena mossambica (non Peters, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla malgumora (non Kaup, 1856)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla nebulosa McClelland, 1844
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Muraena maculata (non Lacepède, 1800)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla bengalensis (non Gray, 1831)
misappliedmisappliednew
Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal
Muraena pekinensis Basilewsky, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla remifera Jordan & Evermann, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla manabei Jordan, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla breviceps Chu & Jin, 1984
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla nigricans Chu & Wu, 1984
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla labiata (Peters, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Muraena labiata Peters, 1852
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla macrophthalma (Peters, 1852)
synonymjuniornew
! Muraena macrophthalma Peters, 1852
synonymjuniororiginal
Anguilla mauritiana (non Bennett, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla bengalensis (non Gray, 1831)
misappliedmisappliednew
Anguilla nebulosa (non McClelland, 1844)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Muraena mossambica (non Peters, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla mossambica (Peters, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Muraena mossambica Peters, 1852
synonymseniororiginal
ambiguousotheroriginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Anguilla delalandii Kaup, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Anguilla celebensis Kaup, 1856
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Anguilla celebesensis (non Kaup, 1856)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Anguilla borneensis (non Popta, 1924)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Anguilla reinhardtii Steindachner, 1867
acceptedseniororiginal
! Anguilla reinhardti Steindachner, 1867
synonymseniororiginal
Anguilla obscura Günther, 1872
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Anguilla interioris Whitley, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal
Anguilla luzonensis Watanabe, Aoyama & Tsukamoto, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Anguilla huangi Teng, Lin & Tzeng, 2009
synonymjuniororiginal
Neoanguilla nepalensis Shrestha, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
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