The Shortfin eel is a light to dark olive colour. The head and eyes are small and the nostrils tubular. Females are larger than the males, reaching up to 120cm in length compared to around 60cm for males.
- Scientific Name: Anguilla australis
- Habitat: Varied: rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands
- Tank Age/Maturity: Minimum recommended tank size footprint of 180cm x 60cm.
- Threatened Species: N/A
- Marine Stage: Yes