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Fish Species Description

Swamp eel

Monopterus sp. cf. M. albus

(Zuiew, 1793)

swamp eel Species Photo


Order: Synbranchiformes
Family: Synbranchidae
Alternate Names: rice eel, ricefield eel, rice paddy eel

Status: Introduced


swamp eel Region Map


Introduced exotic species, with known introductions in Georgia and Florida.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Chattahoochee River Basin.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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