Australian longfin eel life cycle
Aug 11, 2011 The next stage in the life cycle is what's known as a glass eel. Mark McGrouther. The glass eels then begin their massive migration. They swim across from the spawning grounds, back to the east coast of Australia, and then follow the east Australian current down the coast and then into rivers.The Queensland commercial eel fishery is unusual in that the resource is harvested at two stages in its life cycle: the adult stage and the glass eelelver stage (juvenile). As such, the fishery is managed in two components: an adult fishery (eels more than 30 cm long) a juvenile fishery (eels less than 30 cm long). australian longfin eel life cycle
The main species cultured in NSW is the Long Finned Eel as this is the one that receives the highest price and demand in this region. Long Finned eels can be identified by the (top) dorsal fin which is longer than the short finned eel. The long finned eels dorsal fin starts well before the anal fin (bottom) which starts just after the anus (vent).