American Eel (Anguilla rostrata)

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American Eel (Anguilla rostrata)

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The American eel is slender and snakelike, covered in a mucous layer.  They do have minute scales despite the slimy feel and look.  There is a long dorsal fin that runs from the middle of the back and is continuous and the ventral fin is similar.  They do not have pelvic fins and very small pectoral fins near the midline.  They vary in color from olive green, brown shading to a greenish yellow that fades to light gray or white on the belly.  They will be lighter in color in . . .

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