Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis

Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla malgumora

Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis


Indonesia; Malaysia

The Indonesian Longfinned Eel Anguilla borneensis is the only plain-coloured, longfinned eel found in Indonesia. Anguilla borneensis, like all anguillid eels, is susceptible to a number of, primarily anthropogenic, threats. These threats include but are not limited to; barriers to migration, climate change, habitat degradation, invasive species, parasitism, pollution, predation and unsustainable exploitation. The significance of any single threat, or the synergy it may have with other threats is still poorly understood (Jacoby et al. 2015).

The Indonesian Longfinned Eel is vulnerable in #Malaysia and #Indonesia from #pollution from #palmoil #deforestation and unsustainable predation. Help protect them with a #Boycott4Wildlife on brands destroying rainforests

The decline of this species in the Karabakan River, Borneo is thought to have been in response to extensive exploitation of the forest alongside the river and subsequent degradation of the freshwater habitat.

IUCN Red List

Further Information

IUCN Rating vulnerable

Pike, C., Crook, V., Jacoby, D. & Gollock, M. 2020. Anguilla borneensis (amended version of 2019 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T198973A176496889. Downloaded on 24 January 2021.

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