European eel, common eel (Anguilla anguilla)
English: Anguilla eurystoma (Heckel and Kner)
Author Harry Govier Seeley (1839–1909)
English: H. G. Seeley (1886) Fresh-Water Fishes of Europe : a History of their Genera, Species, Structure, Habits, and Distribution, London: Cassell & Company, Limited
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.