First Record of the Elver of the African Eel Anguilla nebulosa labiata Peters

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FOUR species of eel have been recorded from those freshwaters of the African continent and the island of Madagascar which enter the Indian Ocean. Of these, Anguilla mossambica Peters and A. bicolor bicolor McClelland are known from both the mainland and from Madagascar; but the records of A. nebulosa labiata Peters and those of A. marmorata Quoy and Gaimard refer to the continent and Madagascar respectively1,2. Three of these species are ‘long-finned’ eels and one, A. bicolor bicolor, is ‘short-finned’.

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  1. 1

    Ege, V., Dana Report, No. 16 (1939).

  2. 2

    Frost, W. E., Colonial Office Fish Pub. No. 6 (1955).

  3. 3

    Barnard, K. H., Rep. South Afr. Mus. for 1934, p. 10 (1935); Rep. South Afr. Mus. for 1946, P. 8 (1947).

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FROST, W. First Record of the Elver of the African Eel Anguilla nebulosa labiata Peters. Nature 179, 594 (1957) doi:10.1038/179594a0

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