Anguilla interioris Whitley, 1938
Highlands long-finned eel
photo by FAO

Family:  Anguillidae (Freshwater eels)
Max. size:  80 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, catadromous
Distribution:  Oceania: known only from the eastern half of New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 100-106. Most similar to Anguilla celebensis and Anguilla megastoma. It can be distinguished form A. celebensis by the relative length of the dorsal fin and from A. megastoma by the number of vertebrae. Distance between verticals through anus and origin of dorsal-fin origin 11-15 of total length.
Biology:  Probably caught locally, but no separate statistics available (Ref. 9828).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 05 November 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 31.03.96

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