Face of lingfin eel source: NIWA
Longfin eel (top) and shortfin eel source: NIWA
The Longfin eel source: NIWA
The longfin eel that Don jellyman is holding was 1.5 m long and weighed 14 kg. It was caught from a tributary of Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) in March 2010, and was returned unharmed back to the river. Source NIWA
Shannan Crow, NIWA
Longfin eel; photo by Steve Moore
New Zealand longfin eel
Close up of Longfin eel, Lake Pounui, Wairarapa. Photo: David Kelly.