Latin name: Anguilla anguilla
Maximum size: 133 cm 6 599 g
Lifespan: Variable, depends upon gender and environmental conditions. Typically 5–20 years
Distribution: From Africa/Canary Islands to Murmansk
Main spawning area: Sargasso Sea
Spawning season: Uknown, but likely March-June. The eel is a one-time spawner
Diet: Carnivorous, eating more-or-less everything
Distinctive features: Eel is strongly negatively phototactic (light averse). They can survive out of water for more than 24 hours and can move over land from freshwater to the sea at the beginning of their spawning migration.