Communication and Perception
European eels sense the environment using their sense of taste. They have been shown to locate necessary amino acids via chemotaxis (Sola and Tongiorgi, 1998). European eels also utilize olfaction, most probably for homing purposes. There is little if any documentation of social communication between eels (Deelder, 1970).
Perception Channels: visual
- Sola, C., P. Tongiorgi. 1998. Behavioural responses of glass eels of Anguilla anguilla to non-protein amino acids. Journal of Fish Biology, 53/6: 1253.