American Eel

Coastal Habitats


American Eel

American Eel

Anguilla rostrata

American eels can live in the saltwater Gulf, brackish coastal marshes or freshwater reivers and streams.

Females and some males spend most of the year in fresh water, but during the winter, they migrate through the salt marshes on their way into the Gulf to spawn.

Animal Life on the Salt Marsh


Plant Life on the Salt Marsh


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