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Common EelAnguilla anguilla Length to 100cm<br />
Similar to Conger Eel but with subtle structural differences. Found in freshwater for much of life but also on rocky shores and in estuaries. Adult is yellowish for much of life, but turns silvery-blue as adult before migration. Compared to Conger note relatively smaller eye, protruding lower jaw, and dorsal fin that starts 1/3 of way down body. Widespread but rather scarce, numbers much reduced in recent years.
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Common EelAnguilla anguilla Length to 100cm
Similar to Conger Eel but with subtle structural differences. Found in freshwater for much of life but also on rocky shores and in estuaries. Adult is yellowish for much of life, but turns silvery-blue as adult before migration. Compared to Conger note relatively smaller eye, protruding lower jaw, and dorsal fin that starts 1/3 of way down body. Widespread but rather scarce, numbers much reduced in recent years.

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Date: 17 Mar 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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