American Eel (Anguilla rostrata)

American EelDescription: American Eels are long, smooth, snake-like fish. They vary in color, from green to yellowish-brown, with a white belly. They have tiny, oval scales and a continuous fin over their entire body, stretching around the tail. The typical size for this species is averaging 2-5 feet (2 feet for males, 3-5 feet for females).

Habitat: Eels hide in burrows, snags, masses of plants, tubes, and other types of shelters.  They are found in multiple habitats including streams, rivers, and muddy or silt-bottomed lakes.