European eel, common eel (Anguilla anguilla)
English: Dublin Eel
Subject: Anguilla (Fish), Eels
Author Jonathan Couch (1789–1870)
English: Couch, Jonathan (1877) History of the Fishes of the British Isles, London: George Bell & Sons
The European eel or common eel (Anguilla anguilla) is a species of eel, a snake-like, catadromous fish. The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is one of 19 species in their genus, found in the Northern Atlantic south to Mauritius, the Mediterranean, North and Baltic Seas and the rivers that feed into these ocean bodies.