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Fauna of the Rhine



The eel, native to Europe, belongs to the river eel family and can be found throughout Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa - wherever there is a water connection to the Atlantic. It has a snake-like, elongated, round and smooth body. The eel's thick skin contains countless barely visible round scales. The eel is on the red list of critically endangered species.


Food: Worms, snails, crabs, fish, insects, fish spawn, microorganisms

Size: Female eels can grow up to 150 centimeters long and male eelsreach a maximum length of 50-60 centimeters.

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