AnAge entry for Anguilla rostrata

Classification (HAGRID: 00034)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii (Taxon entry)
            Order: Anguilliformes
                Family: Anguillidae
                    Genus: Anguilla
Species
Anguilla rostrata
Common name
American eel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
50 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 583
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, these animals die after first spawning and live up to 15 years. In captivity, however, they may live much longer [0523].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,642 days
Male sexual maturity
1,642 days
Adult weight
4,032 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 161127
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 7938
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