European eel, common eel (Anguilla anguilla)
English: Common Eel
Anguilla vulgaris, Turton
Subject: Anguilla (Fish), American eel
Author H L Todd
English: George Brown Goode (1884) Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States: Section I, Natural History of Useful Aquatic Animals, Plates, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office
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.