The Eel (lat. Anguilla anguilla) is a species of eel, a snake-like, catadromous fish. The Eel has a highly elongated, snake-like body, brown in colour with yellow flanks, scales are embedded in the skin.
Eels migrate up streams as elvers to find suitable adult habitat. After many years they migrate to the ocean to breed and die. Normaly they reach a length of around 60–80 cm (2.0–2.6 ft), and rarely reach more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in). In captivity, eels can live for very long times.
When the larvae reach the continental shelf they change into the “Glass Eel” stage before continuing with their migration. The eel spawning during the spring, when the water temperature have reached 16°C around March to May.