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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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