Tag: Eels

Eels are a type of fish that are predatorial in nature. Their bodies are elongated and they can grow to between 2 inches and 13 feet depending on the species of eel. They can weigh between 1.1 ounces and 55 pounds, again depending on the kind of eel. The heaviest eels are the European Conger which has records of reaching 10 ft and weighing of  240 lbs. Other eels like the slender giant moray can grow longer but don’t weigh nearly as much.

Eels usually migrate to the Sargasso sea to mate. They breed once in their lifetime and they can live for up to 25 years. However, once these types of animals lay their eggs they die soon after. Eel larvae transform into glass eels and then into elvers before ultimately moving to their juvenile and adult habitats. Eels are also a popular cuisine in some cultures so much so that they are one of the most expensive delicacies.