WoRMS taxon details

Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817)

158562  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158562)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Muraena rostrata Lesueur, 1817) Lesueur, C. A. (1817). A short description of five (supposed) new species of the genus Muraena, discovered by Mr. Le Sueur, in the year 1816. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 1, no. 5) (19 Aug.): 81-83.
page(s): 81 [details]   
Distribution Greenland south along the Atlantic coast of Canada and US to Panama  
Distribution Greenland south along the Atlantic coast of Canada and US to Panama [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2024). FishBase. Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur, 1817). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158562 on 2024-06-21
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original description  (of Anguilla blephura Rafinesque, 1817) Rafinesque, C. S. (1817). First decade of new North American fishes. <em>American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review.</em> 2 (2): 120-121.
page(s): 120 [details]   

original description  (of Anguilla laticanda Rafinesque, 1818) Rafinesque, C. S. (1818). Further discoveries in natural history, made during a journey through the western region of the United States. <em>American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review.</em> v. 3 (no. 6) (art. 6) (Oct.): 445-447.
page(s): 447 [details]   

original description  (of Anguilla chrisypa Rafinesque, 1817) Rafinesque, C. S. (1817). First decade of new North American fishes. <em>American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review.</em> 2 (2): 120-121.
page(s): 120 [details]   

original description  (of Muraena argentea Lesueur, 1817) Lesueur, C. A. (1817). A short description of five (supposed) new species of the genus Muraena, discovered by Mr. Le Sueur, in the year 1816. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 1, no. 5) (19 Aug.): 81-83.
page(s): 82 [details]   

original description  (of Muraena bostoniensis Lesueur, 1817) Lesueur, C. A. (1817). A short description of five (supposed) new species of the genus Muraena, discovered by Mr. Le Sueur, in the year 1816. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 1, no. 5) (19 Aug.): 81-83.
page(s): 81 [details]   

original description  (of Muraena macrocephala Lesueur, 1817) Lesueur, C. A. (1817). A short description of five (supposed) new species of the genus Muraena, discovered by Mr. Le Sueur, in the year 1816. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 1, no. 5) (19 Aug.): 81-83.
page(s): 82 [details]   

original description  (of Muraena rostrata Lesueur, 1817) Lesueur, C. A. (1817). A short description of five (supposed) new species of the genus Muraena, discovered by Mr. Le Sueur, in the year 1816. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 1, no. 5) (19 Aug.): 81-83.
page(s): 81 [details]   

original description  (of Muraena serpentina Lesueur, 1817) Lesueur, C. A. (1817). A short description of five (supposed) new species of the genus Muraena, discovered by Mr. Le Sueur, in the year 1816. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 1, no. 5) (19 Aug.): 81-83.
page(s): 81 [details]   

original description  (of Anguilla laticauda Rafinesque, 1818) Rafinesque, C. S. (1818). Further discoveries in natural history, made during a journey through the western region of the United States. <em>American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review.</em> v. 3 (no. 6) (art. 6) (Oct.): 445-447.
page(s): 447 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (Bermuda) Smith-Vaniz, W. F.; Collette, B. B.; Luckhurst, B. E (1999). Fishes of Bermuda: History, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Special Publication No.4) . ASIH, 424 pp. [details]   

basis of record Scott, W.B., and S.N. Messieh. (1976). Common Canadian Atlantic fishes. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory. St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 106 p. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Lutaenko, K.A.; Furota, T.; Nakayama; S.; Shin, K.; Xu, J. (2013). Atlas of Marine Invasive Species in the NOWPAP Region. Beijing: NOWPAP DINRAC (Northwest Pacific Action Plan, Data and Information Network Regional Center). 189 pp. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2023). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2023)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species impact Chinese part of the Yellow Sea (Marine Region) Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Introduced species impact Chinese part of the South China Sea (Marine Region) Genetic impacts: hybridisation and introgression [details]

Introduced species impact Chinese part of the Eastern China Sea (Marine Region) Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Introduced species impact Chinese part of the South China Sea (Marine Region) Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Introduced species impact Chinese part of the Yellow Sea (Marine Region) Genetic impacts: hybridisation and introgression [details]

Introduced species impact Chinese part of the Eastern China Sea (Marine Region) Genetic impacts: hybridisation and introgression
 [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal Chinese part of the South China Sea (Marine Region) Aquaculture [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal Chinese part of the Eastern China Sea (Marine Region) Aquaculture
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Introduced species vector dispersal Chinese part of the Yellow Sea (Marine Region) Aquaculture [details]

From other sources
Diet At sea, young eels feed on plankton, juveniles and adults feed on bottom fishes and invertebrates. In freshwater, diet includes insect larvae, worms, crayfishes, snails, frogs and small fishes [details]

Distribution Greenland south along the Atlantic coast of Canada and US to Panama [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Anadromous; born in Sargasso Sea, drift for one year to North American waters, live in flowing streams for several years, spawn in Sargasso Sea. [details]

Importance Scientific- Commercial; aquaculture; gamefish [details]

Predators Sharks, rays and larval eels and elvers are eaten by their own kind [details]

Reproduction Spawn (once per lifetime) between February and July; external fertilization [details]
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LanguageName 
Danish Amerikansk ferskvandsål  [details]
Dutch Amerikaanse paling  [details]
English freshwater eelAmerican eel  [details]
French anguille d'Amériqueanguille d’Amérique  [details]
German Amerikanischer Aal  [details]
Japanese アメリカウナギ  [details]
Spanish anguila americana  [details]