River eel

Much of the European eel’s life history was a mystery for centuries, as fishermen never caught anything they could identify as a young eel.

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The River eel is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Saugus River eel ramp project, which was funded by grants from the Gulf of Maine Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, came about in part because of Chase's study, and in part because of another study that yielded a disappointing result. More

Buying a river eel, prepare it well, scald it in boiling water until the mucus on its skin turns white, brush the mucus away, wash the eel clean and cut it transversely into 3 cm lengths. 2. More

Although the longfinned river eel is the target of a significant trap and fyke net fishery in eastern Australia, few studies have been done on this species, and none have focused on its reproduction. More

River eel & herb wine is believed to have aphrodisiac properties; and is also claimed to have medical uses, such as the treatment of back and muscle pain. More

Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Anguillidae
Genus : Anguilla
Species : Anguilla anguilla
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758