This picture taken on October 25, 2021 shows the larva of an eel at the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency in a suburb of Minamiizu, Shizuoka prefecture. (AFP) photos

70 million years on earth, 40 years of decline: the endangered eel

  • Eels are believed to have been around for 60-70 million years, and have not diversified much, with just 19 species and subspecies in the Anguilla genus
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