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Anguilla bengalensis  (Gray, 1831)

Indian mottled eel
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Philippines country information

Common names: Igat, Moorish eel
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from Lake Lanao, Lake Taal, Lake Mainit, Lake Naujan (Ref. 13446).
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Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Mercene, E.C., 1997
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes (Eels and morays) > Anguillidae (Freshwater eels)
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85009); common length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832); max. published weight: 6.0 kg (Ref. 1479)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; catadromous (Ref. 51243)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 23°N - 33°S

Distribution

Asia: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and the East Indies. Reported from Nepal (Ref. 9496, 12045) and Bangladesh (Ref. 1479).
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Short description

Dorsal soft rays (total): 250-305; Anal soft rays: 220 - 250; Vertebrae: 106 - 112. Body elongate, head conical, flattened dorsally. Mouth terminal, lips prominent, narrow bands of teeth on jaws, broad band on vomer.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in freshwaters, but also occurs in estuaries and in the sea during early life and near maturity (Ref. 4832). Occurs in freshwater streams, pools and reservoirs and commonly found in mud substrates of tanks and in deep rock pools of rivers (Ref. 41236). Most common eel in Indian inland waters. There exists a good export market for both live elvers and eels. Highly prized as food fish because of its nutritional value. Fish mucous from live fish mixed with rice or wheat flour is used as medicine for arthritis (Ref. 44150).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: likely future use; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.8   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Very high vulnerability (86 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown