American Eel Animal Pictures

Anguilla rostrata

© Rosa Jay/


American Eel face

American Eel face
© IrinaK/

The American eel has strong, small teeth to allow it to grip and hold its prey.

American eel as prey

American eel as prey
© Eric Krouse/

Large waterfowl, like this Blue Heron, prey on the American eel.

glass eels on the river bed

© jack perks/

An American eel in the glass life stage, one of five life stages for the eel.