Scientific Name
Anguilla japonica  
Pronounce  
Anguilla japonica日本鰻鱺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 Depth 0 - M
Chinese 日本鰻鱺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰻鱺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F074 Anguillidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本鰻鱺 
Max Length 150 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白鰻、日本鰻、正鰻、白鱔、鰻鱺、土鰻(澎湖)、淡水鰻(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Japan to East China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan North、Middle、South、HenChun Semiiland、East、LanI & Green IS. 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Anguilla angustidens, Anguilla manabei, Anguilla nigricans, Anguilla remifera, Muraena pekinensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣常見魚介貝類圖說(下)-魚類(邵主編, 1996);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999)  Cheng, T. S.  Böhlke, J. E. 1949 Böhlke, J. E. 1949 Matsui, I. 1957 Matsui, I. etc. 1959 Matsui, I. etc. 1971 Tabeta, O. etc. 1973 Tabeta, O. etc. 1975 Tabeta, O. etc. 1975 Tzeng, W. N. 1990 Tzeng, W. N. etc. 1992 Ozawa, T. 1992 桑自剛 1992 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, Y. L., H. Y. Chen etc. 1994 Tzeng, W. N. 1994 Tzeng, W. N. etc. 1994 Tzeng, W. N. etc. 1995 Cheng, P. W. etc. 1996 邵廣昭 編 1996 陳義雄,方力行 1999 Han, Y. S. etc. 2003 Yamada, Y., A. Okamura, S. Tanaka, N. Mikawa, N. Horie, T. Utoh, A. Akazawa, etc. 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0058795. ASIZP0060161. ASIZP0060611. ASIZP0060851. ASIZP0061363. ASIZP0062766. ASIZP0068749. ASIZP0068760. ASIZP0068761. ASIZP0068812. ASIZP0068813. ASIZP0068823. ASIZP0068940. ASIZP0068947. ASIZP0069280. ASIZP0069281. ASIZP0070304. ASIZP0071106. ASIZP0071111. ASIZP0074832. ASIZP0076470. ASIZP0076488. ASIZP0076502. ASIZP0077049. ASIZP0077145. ASIZP0077178. ASIZP0078335. ASIZP0080536. ASIZP0804421. ASIZP0804422. ASIZP0807239. ASIZP0807464. ASIZP0914421. ASIZP0914422. ASIZP0917239. ASIZP0917464. FRIP00049. ...List all 73 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-07-15,Yung-Chieh,CO1,100%
Common Name Japanese eel; Freshwater eel; Eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Head moderately large, shaped like a blunt awl. Mouth large and protractile. Lower jaw protruded, posterior end of upper jaw behind posterior margin of eye, both upper and lower jaw with teeth. Body cylindrical, elongated like a snake, posterior laterally compressed. Scales small and cycloid, covered by mucus. Pectoral fin small; dorsal, anal and caudal fins united, dorsal fin origin at middle between posterior tip of pectoral fin and anus; vertebrate 100-110. Plain colored, dark brown dorsally, white anteroventrally.
habitats Catadromous fish, demersal. Eggs hatched in the deep ocean of western Mariana Islands, after driving by the ocean current for 4-5 months, elvers reaches the cost of Taiwan and enter estuaries to rest in middle and lower elevation of rivers. The young take 
Distribution Extensively distributed from Japan to East China Sea, including Taiwan, Korea, China and northern Philippines. 
Utility