Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Anguillidae
Etymology: Anguilla: Latin, anguilla, .-ae = eel (Ref. 45335). More on author: Whitley.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; catadromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 3°S - 9°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9828)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 100 - 106. Most similar to Anguilla celebensis and Anguilla megastoma. It can be distinguished form A. celebensis by the relative length of the dorsal fin and from A. megastoma by the number of vertebrae. Distance between verticals through anus and origin of dorsal-fin origin 11-15 of total length.
Oceania: known only from the eastern half of New Guinea.
Probably caught locally, but no separate statistics available (Ref. 9828).
Smith, D.G., 1999. Anguillidae. Freshwater eels. p. 1630-1636. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae). FAO, Rome.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00075 (-0.16590 - 0.16739), b=3.18 (3.09 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 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
): High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .