Anguillidae - Freshwater Eels

The family Anguillidae contains a single genus, Anguilla.  There are about 20 species worldwide with four species known from Australia.

Longfin Eel in Bellinger River

Ian Shaw © Ian Shaw

Anguilla australis Southern Shortfin Eel
Anguilla marmorata Giant Mottled Eel
Anguilla reinhardtii Longfin Eel

As its name implies, the Freshwater Moray also lives in freshwater, but it is classified in the family Muraenidae, not Anguillidae.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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