European eel, common eel (Anguilla anguilla)
English: Common Eel (Anguilla vulgaris), 6 lbs. Loch Leven, September 1900
Subject: Anguilla (Fish), Eels
Author Peter Malloch (1852–1921)
English: P. D. Malloch (1910) Life-History and Habits of the Saomon, Sea-Trout, Trout, and Other Freshwater Fish, London: Adam and Charles Black
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.