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Set B7 - Freshwater Fish - card information

40. Silver Eel
(Anguilla anguilla)

40. Silver Eel

After spending at least five or six years in fresh water, the Yellow Eel undergoes a change. Its back becomes almost black, its belly silvery, and there is a bronze stripe along the sides; the snout becomes sharper, the eyes larger. Then in the Autumn, especially when the weather is bad, the Silver Eel descends to the sea and crosses the Atlantic to spawn in deep water near the Bahamas, and never returns.