Dark brown to grey-black in colour the Longfin eel has a small head and eyes, and tubular nostrils. The skin on its long tubular, highly flexible body wrinkles freely when the body is bent. Females reach nearly to 200cm in length.
- Scientific Name: Anguilla dieffenbachii
- Habitat: Varied: rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands
- Tank Age/Maturity: Minimum recommended tank size footprint of 180cm x 60cm.
- Threatened Species: 5 - Gradual decline
- Marine Stage: Yes