European eel

Order: 
Anguilliformes
Family: 
Anguillidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated and thin body. Mouth of fleshy lips and tiny teeth. Dorsal, caudal and anal fins forming a continuous band around the posterior extremity of the body. Skin with abundant mucus. Small tiny scales inlcuded in the skin. It can weigh up to 13 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Flussaal
France: 
Anguille
Italy: 
Ragano
Portugal: 
Enguia europeia
UK: 
European eel
China: 
欧洲鳗鲡
Japan: 
Unagi
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets
Pots traps
FAO code: 
ELE
Scientific name: 
Anguilla anguilla
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
9369,52
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
OCT
NOV
DIC