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EelsAnguilla australis

Short Finned Eel

 

Anguilla australis (Short-finned Eel)

 

Family: Anguillidae (Freshwater Eel)

 

Status: Native

 

Size: Maximum length 1100 mm and weight  3.2 kg, but most individuals are <700 mm long and weigh less than 400g.

 

Description: A large, elongate and cylindrical eel, olive green above paler ventrally. Also known as Silver eel.

 

Location: Primarily found in coastal streams outside the region but occasional records come from inland streams escarpment; this eel can cross large barriers including dam walls and overland.

 

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