Giant mottled eel

This anguillid species can be found from East Africa to French Polynesia and north to southern Japan.

The Giant mottled eel lives in the demersal, catadromous, freshwater, brackish, marine, depth range 1 - 400 m environment.

The giant mottled eel Anguilla marmorata is distinguished from all other anguillid species by its mottled colour and the position of the dorsal fin. Adults have brown or black marbling on their backs over a grey-yellow background and a white belly. More

Kaupo on Maui last year is the giant mottled eel, which could harm native creatures. This giant mottled eel, or Anguilla marmorata, was found in a pond near Kaupo on Maui. The 10-pound, 39-inch alien eel poses a threat to native creatures. More

giant mottled eel, Anguilla marmorata, which is found sympatrically with A. celebesensis, but is also distributed up to southern Japan, may spawn in the western North Pacific. A recent population genetics study of A. marmorata worldwide showed that A. More

Common names

Almang in Agutaynen
Anguilla in Chavacano
Anguilla in sp
Anguilla moteada gigante in Spanish (español)
Anguille in French (français)
Anguille marbrée in French (français)
Antong Tunleir in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Cá Chình in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Casili in Cebuano
Casili (Borirawan) in Bikol
Congre in French (français)
Diria in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Duna in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Eel in English
Endong in Kuyunon
Enguia gigante in Portuguese (Português)
Gateng in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Giant long-finned eel in English
Giant mottled eel in English
Grande anguille marbrée in French (français)
ï-unagi in Japanese (日本語)
Igat in Tagalog
Indong honasan in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Kaee hinu in Marquesan
Kasili in Cebuano
Kasili in Davawenyo
Kasili in Tagalog
Kasili in Visayan
Kasili in Waray-waray
Kuee in Marquesan
Lembu in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Lembu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Lumbon in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Madagascar mottled eel in English
Madagaskar-bontpaling in Afrikaans
Marbled eel in English
Marmoreret kæmpeål in Danish (dansk)
Moa in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Moa in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Moa kembang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Ô-unagi in Japanese (日本語)
Pa lai fai fa in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa lai fai fa in Laotian
Palos in Tagalog
Pangitan in Kagayanen
Pba lat meow in Laotian
Pelus in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Pubukangbinhi in Tagalog
Puhi pa'a in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Puhi poa in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Reus-bontpaling in Afrikaans
Sidang in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Sidat in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Talunasan in Kapampangan
Tigitol in Austronesian (Other)
Tigitol in Carolinian
tuna in English
tuna in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
tuna in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Úhoř mramorovaný in Czech (česky)
Uling in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Uling asu in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Uling asu, Uling in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Uling kirik in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Uling kirik, uling in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Z'amab in Creole, French
Z'anguille in Creole, French
ปลาตูหนาลาย in Thai (ไทย)
オオウナギ in Japanese (日本語)
毛里求斯鰻鱺 in Mandarin Chinese
毛里求斯鳗鲡 in Mandarin Chinese
花鰻鱺 in Mandarin Chinese
花鳗鲡 in Mandarin Chinese
鱸鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
鲈鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
무태장어 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Anguillidae
Genus : Anguilla
Species : Anguilla marmorata
Authority : Quoy and Gaimard, 1824