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Fish Species Description

American eel

Anguilla rostrata

(Lesueur, 1817)


Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Anguillidae
Alternate Names:


Marine, brackish, freshwater

American eel Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Suwannee, Satilla, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River Basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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DNR Species Conservation Status Map

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