Short-finned eel

Anguilla australis Richardson 1841

Long, tubular body with dorsal, tail and anal fins forming one fin. Small gill opening on each side of the head. Large mouth extending to below the small eye. vertical gill openings. Dorsal fin begins just forward of the anal fin. Back and sides may be olive-green or vary from pale green to olive-brown, sometimes with coppery tints above and silvery sides. Belly is greyish to silvery-white. Fin colour is dark like the back

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What habitats does Anguilla australis live in?

Slow-flowing areas in streams, lowland rivers, lakes and swamps

What is the distribution of Anguilla australis?

Southwest Pacific, In Australia it can be found from SA to QLD including Tasmania where it is a wide spread species

How big does Anguilla australis grow?

Can grow to around 1m and over 6kg.

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