American Eel (Anguilla rostrata)

Series of elevation illustrations of the American Eel

You may think it is a snake because of the narrow snake-like body, however, the American eel (Anguilla rostrata) is no snake as it lacks a tail but possesses a continuous tail fin (joined dorsal, caudal, and tail fin). As a catadromous fish, life for the American eel begins offshore and ends offshore after spawning. The fish fit into the family Anguillidae, choosing the fresh and brackish water of the Eastern coast of North America. This nocturnal scavenger loves to hole up in mud and gravel during the day and is separated from other eels by heavy lips, longer lower jaw, absent pelvic fins, and a long dorsal fin starting at its middle to its posterior.

American Eels have a total length between 20”-40” (51-102 cm) and body height of 1.2”-2.4” (3-6 cm). The typical weight of the American Eel is in the range of 13-17 lb (6-7.7 kg). American Eels have lifespans between 15-40 years.

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Height:
1.2”-2.4” | 3-6 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
20”-40” | 51-102 cm
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Weight:
13-17 lb | 6-7.7 kg
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Anguilla rostrata
Lifespan:
15-40 years

Properties

Drawings include:

American Eel side elevation, side (perspective), front, top

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Eels are usually bony fish or ray-finned fish grouped under order Anguilliformes. These animals are nocturnal, predators, migrate, and most species lack scales. Eels are elongated fish that lack the pelvic and pectoral fins with the dorsal and anal fins fused to form a single ribbon along length.

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20”-40” | 51-102 cm
13-17 lb | 6-7.7 kg
15-40 years
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102.000
7.700
40.00
10000
3D
American Eel
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3-8 lb | 1.4-3.6 kg
15-20 years
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99.000
3.600
20.00
9500
3D
European Eel
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39”-51” | 99-130 cm
6.6-8.8 lb | 3-4 kg
15-20 years
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12.000
130.000
4.000
20.00
7800
3D
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5.92’-9.83’ | 1.8-3 m
66-79 lb | 30-36 kg
10-30 years
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22.000
300.000
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30.00
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3D
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15-20 years
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213.000
25.000
20.00
1150
3D
European Conger
2”-3.1” | 5-8 cm
24”-36” | 61-91 cm
15-30 years
Snowflake Moray
8.000
91.000
30.00
1150
3D
Snowflake Moray
1.2”-3.5” | 3-9 cm
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10-20 years
Zebra Moray
9.000
150.000
20.00
1100
3D
Zebra Moray
3.5”-5.1” | 9-13 cm
59”-79” | 1.5-2 m
44-62 lb | 20-28 kg
20-40 years
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13.000
200.000
28.000
40.00
1050
3D
Giant Mottled Eel
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51”-79” | 1.3-2 m
.4-.5 lb | .17-.23 kg
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Slender Snipe Eel
4.000
200.000
0.230
10.00
450
3D
Slender Snipe Eel
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2.2-4.4 lb | 1-2 kg
10-30 years
Fimbriated Moray
8.000
94.000
2.000
30.00
140
3D
Fimbriated Moray
2.4”-3.1” | 6-8 cm
11.5’-13.1’ | 3.5-4 m
29-60 lb | 13-27 kg
10-40 years
Slender Giant Moray
8.000
400.000
27.000
40.00
90
3D
Slender Giant Moray
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10-30 years
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11.400
30.00
15
3D
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