Evolution of the Freshwater Eels

  title={Evolution of the Freshwater Eels},
  author={Jun Aoyama and Katsumi Tsukamoto},
The freshwater anguillid eels have an unusual life history and world-wide distribution. Questions about the phylogenetic relationships of this group and how their long spawning migrations and larval phase may contribute to their global distribution have not been addressed. This paper is first presentation of molecular phylogeny of Anguilla species, and based on this phylogenetic tree we suggest new aspect of the evolution of this group. Namely, ancestral eels originated during the Eocene or… CONTINUE READING