Indonesian shortfin eel

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Indonesian shortfin eel
Anguilla bicolor bicolor.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Anguillidae
Genus: Anguilla
Species: A. bicolor
Subspecies: A. b. bicolor
Trinomial name
Anguilla bicolor bicolor
(McClelland, 1844)

The Indonesian shortfin eel, Anguilla bicolor bicolor, is a subspecies of eel in the genus Anguilla of the family Anguillidae. It is found throughout the tropical coastal regions of the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific Ocean.[1]

Showing the typical habits, diet and characteristics of the genus, this species grows to 1.2 m and can live for up to 20 years. Dorsal fin soft rays number 240–250, anal fin soft rays 200-220, Vertebrae between 105 and 109 in number. This fish is lighter underneath, being olive/blue-brown on top. It is easily confused with the Pacific shortfin eel, Anguilla obscura.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). Anguilla bicolor bicolor in FishBase. June 2006 version.