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rostrata, Muraena Lesueur [C. A.] 1817:81 [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia v. 1 (pt 1, no. 5) (19 Aug.); ref. 17509] Cayuga and Geneva lakes, New York, U.S.A. No types known. See Smith 1989:35 [ref. 13285] for nomenclatural discussion. •Synonym of Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies -- (Chereshnev 1996:599 [ref. 24659]). •Valid as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur 1817) -- (Ege 1939:89 [ref. 13172], Lee et al. 1980:59 [ref. 22416], Villa 1982:81 [ref. 36708], Smith 1986:59 [ref. 22186], Robins & Ray 1986:49 [ref. 23100], Bussing 1987:64 [ref. 22927], Robison & Buchanan 1988:102 [ref. 23393], Scott & Scott 1988:75 [ref. 25518], Smith 1989:34, 898 [ref. 13285], McAllister 1990:46 [ref. 14674], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:33 [ref. 24089], Page & Burr 1991:32 [ref. 18983], Cervigón 1991:28 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:31 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:254 [ref. 23827], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:8 [ref. 22290], Etnier & Starnes 1993:119 [ref. 22809], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:203 [ref. 21581], Warren et al. 1994:132 [ref. 25557], Knight & Hastings 1994:149 [ref. 25560], Stauffer et al. 1995:44 [ref. 23376], Cross & Collins 1995:39 [ref. 23394], Tagliavini et al. 1996:271 [ref. 25516], Aoyama et al. 1996:374 [ref. 24707], Mettee et al. 1996:111 [ref. 25836], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:53 [ref. 22947], Murdy et al. 1997:62 [ref. 23144], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:222 [ref. 23897], Bussing 1998:64 [ref. 24179], Aguilera 1998:46 [ref. 24221], Scott & Crossman 1998:624 [ref. 24570], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:95 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:128 [ref. 25013], Fuller et al. 1999:37 [ref. 25838], Lyons et al. 2000:21 [ref. 26594], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:147 [ref. 27754], Huang et al. 2001:42 [ref. 25846], Ross et al. 2001:99 [ref. 25978], Smith & Tighe in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:93 [ref. 26158], Lim et al. 2002:64 [ref. 28310], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:33 [ref. 27061], Smith 2003:692 [ref. 26989], Nelson et al. 2004:60 [ref. 27807], Bailey et al. 2004:67 [ref. 27882], Miller & Robison 2004:64 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:129 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2005:9 [ref. 28940], Miller 2006:87 [ref. 28615], Teng et al. 2009:817 [ref. 30569], Minckley & Marsh 2009:70 [ref. 31114], Matamoros et al. 2009:7 [ref. 31241], Møller et al. 2010:20 [ref. 31169], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:117 [ref. 31212], Page & Burr 2011:146 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:60 [ref. 32708], Phillip et al. 2013:14 [ref. 32896], Angulo et al. 2013:989 [ref. 33194], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:22 [ref. 33341], Springer & Johnson 2015:607 [ref. 33937], Robins et al. 2018:61 [ref. 35886], Lorenzoni et al. 2019:251 [ref. 37108]). Current status: Valid as Anguilla rostrata (Lesueur 1817). Anguillidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic north to Newfoundland and Greenland; North, Central and South America; West Indies and in Atlantic and Caribbean draining rivers. Introduced in Italy. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.