Anguilla nebulosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Anguilla nebulosa
Species Authority: McClelland, 1844
Common Name/s:
English Mottled Eel
Taxonomic Notes: Anguilla nebulosa is commonly called the Mottled Eel.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-05-28
Assessor/s: Chaudhry, S.
Reviewer/s: Daniel, B.A., Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M. & Dahanukar, N.
Contributor/s: Molur, S.
Although most of the information describing its population, threats and harvest levels are unavailable, Anguilla nebulosa is a very widely distributed species and therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

It is found in the freshwaters of Bangladesh, Indian Ocean, Andaman Islands, Mozambique, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Bangladesh; India (Andaman Is.); Indonesia; Malawi; Mozambique; Sri Lanka
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Population [top]


There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

The species occurs in Padma River in Bangladesh and in the freshwaters of Andaman Islands.  Adults occur rarely in coastal swamps, with a wide temperature tolerance.   It is a cryptic species found in mud substrates of dry zones.  It is also found in pools in rivers in the wet zones.  It probably feeds on small fish, crustaceans, worms and molluscs.

Systems: Freshwater; Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species remains undocumented.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures about this species is documented.
Citation: Chaudhry, S. 2010. Anguilla nebulosa. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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