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Pyrungata Files 10 by Hyrotrioskjan Pyrungata Files 10 by Hyrotrioskjan
Spotted milk-eels are the biggest freshwater predators of Pyrungata and, with 1,5 m (sometimes even 1,7 m) in lenght, the biggest freshwater fishes of the archipelago overall.
The animal is known for a big varitiy in color and pattern, which lead the early scientists to the conviction to have discovered many subspecies.
Today we know that the color of this eel change with the habitat they choose. Milk-eels from the mangroves, which live on sandy, light ground are mostly looking like this one from the coast of Scida, other specimens develop a reddish-, brownish gray color, even black ones are known. All of them have six dark spots on their backs which vary in size and form. In addition some specimens have spots at the site and top of their heads.
Milk-eels feed on nearly everything which can pass their mouth.
Crabs, fishes, birds, insects, snails and so on.


The archipelago: [link]
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RavingShark Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job. Really looks like an apex predator. By the way your English isn't that bad.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :lol:
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vasix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so it's just normal anguilla, is it?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:nod: milk eels are very similar too Anguilla dieffenbachii
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vasix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New Zealand long-finned eels and them had a common ancestor then?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes :nod:
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow....they must've taken a long time to spread out...and, ah yes, Anguilla is tolerant of saltwater
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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats:)

This is a very interesting creature... What are it's affinities? Is it related to catfish, lungfish, or what?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's next relative is the New Zealand longfin-eel
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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see...
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