Anguilla rostrata

Anguilla rostrata
American Eel – Anguilla rostrata
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
AnguillidaeAnguilla rostrata(Lesueur)1817American Eel

Anguilla rostrata

Unique Characters:  Elongate, serpentine body with no pelvic fins.  Tiny imbedded scales.

Similar Species:

Speckled Worm Eel Myrophis punctatus. Primarily a marine/estuarine species. No scales and lower jaw does not project forward of the upper jaw.