Japanese Eel (Anguilla japonica)

Scaled collection of drawings of Japanese Eel in various poses

Also called Unagi in Japan, the Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) is an essential food in East Asia to the degree of being bred in aquaculture. The fish fit into the family Anguillidae and stays in the surrounding freshwater of Korea, Japan, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and even the Philippines but spawn in the sea. Juveniles are yellowish while adults silver. The Japanese eel is an elongated fatty fish, bold in flavor, and the few among unique vertebrates that produce fluorescent protein. Unfortunately, the Unagi has been red-listed as a threatened species because of overfishing and habitat damage.

Japanese Eels have a total length between 39”-51” (99-130 cm) and body height of 3.1”-4.7” (8-12 cm). The typical weight of the Japanese Eel is in the range of 6.6-8.8 lb (3-4 kg). Japanese Eels have lifespans between 15-20 years.

Details

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Height:
3.1”-4.7” | 8-12 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
39”-51” | 99-130 cm
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Weight:
6.6-8.8 lb | 3-4 kg
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Anguilla japonica
Lifespan:
15-20 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Japanese 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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1.2”-2.4” | 3-6 cm
20”-40” | 51-102 cm
13-17 lb | 6-7.7 kg
15-40 years
American Eel
6.000
102.000
7.700
40.00
10000
3D
American Eel
1.6”-2.75” | 4-7 cm
24”-39” | 61-99 cm
3-8 lb | 1.4-3.6 kg
15-20 years
European Eel
7.000
99.000
3.600
20.00
9500
3D
European Eel
3.1”-4.7” | 8-12 cm
39”-51” | 99-130 cm
6.6-8.8 lb | 3-4 kg
15-20 years
Japanese Eel
12.000
130.000
4.000
20.00
7800
3D
Japanese Eel
5.9”-8.7” | 15-22 cm
5.92’-9.83’ | 1.8-3 m
66-79 lb | 30-36 kg
10-30 years
Giant Moray
22.000
300.000
36.000
30.00
1900
3D
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60”-84” | 1.52-2.13 m
6.6-55 lb | 3-25 kg
15-20 years
European Conger
12.000
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
20”-59” | 51-150 cm
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
Giant Mottled Eel
13.000
200.000
28.000
40.00
1050
3D
Giant Mottled Eel
1”-1.6” | 2.5-4 cm
51”-79” | 1.3-2 m
.4-.5 lb | .17-.23 kg
7-10 years
Slender Snipe Eel
4.000
200.000
0.230
10.00
450
3D
Slender Snipe Eel
2.4”-3.1” | 6-8 cm
31”-37” | 79-94 cm
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
.3”-.4” | .75-1 cm
4”-4.5” | 10.2-11.4 cm
10-30 years
Snyder’s Moray
1.000
11.400
30.00
15
3D
Snyder’s Moray