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  • New York (State). Forest, Fish and Game Commission. 1902. Seventh Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York, 1901. Albany, NY : J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers; Page 292
  • Tagliavini, J., Gandolfi, G., Cau, A., Salvadori, S., Deiana, A.M., Gandolfi, G., 1995. Mitochondrial DNA variability in Anguilla anguilla and phylogenetical relationships with congeneric species. Boll. Zool. 62, 147–151.
  • Tagliavini, J., Gandolfi, G., Deiana, A.M., Salvadori, S., 1996. Phylogenetic relationship among two Atlantic and three Indo-Pacific Anguilla species (Osteichtyes, Anguillidae). Ital. J. Zool. 63, 271–276.
  • Tsukamoto, K., Aoyama, J., 1998. Evolution of the freshwater eels of the genus Anguilla: a probable scenario. Environ. Biol. Fish. 52, 139–148.
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service, Newsroom, 2011. The American Eel. Retrieved March 7, 2012 from
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