Image: Xanthic Southern Shortfin Eel

Xanthic Southern Shortfin Eel

A rare xanthic Southern Shortfin Eel, Anguilla australis, caught by Lawrie McEnally in Christmas creek, Frederickton, near Kempsey, New South Wales, 28 July 2013.

Lawrie McEnally
© Lawrie McEnally


The fish was exported to China where it currently lives as a showpiece in a Shanghai restaurant aquarium.

Thank you to Ken Shingleton for initially sending the image to the Australian Museum for identification.

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Tags Xanthic, Southern Shortfin Eel, Anguilla australis, Anguillidae, yellow, gold, freshwater,