Anguilla bengalensis labiata
|African mottled eel|
A. b. labiata
|Anguilla bengalensis labiata|
(W. K. H. Peters, 1852)
Showing the typical characteristics of the Anguillidae, this species grows to 1.75 m and as much as 20 kg. The adult diet consists of crabs, frogs, and insects, as well as fish. It is found in east Africa: Lake Kariba, middle Zambezi, Pungwe, and Buzi systems, Upper and Lower Save/Rhunde system, Umzingwani and Limpopo Rivers. The dorsal side of the fish is mottled yellow olive, the ventral surface lighter; adults are less obviously mottled than the juveniles.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). Anguilla bengalensis labiata in FishBase. 05 2006 version.
- "Species Fact File: African Mottled Eel (Anguilla bengalensis labiata)". The Zimbabwe Fisherman On-line. Archived from the original on 2006-05-18.
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