Eels and the Korean People

  • Tae Won Lee
Part of the Humanity and the Sea book series (HUMSEA)


There are two species of freshwater eel in Korea (Kim et al. 2005): the Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) and the giant mottled eel (Anguilla marmorata). Their general distribution is compared with sea surface temperature during the glass-eel migration in Fig. 7.1 (left).


Culture Pond Korean Water Fish Ladder Anguilla Japonica Korean Public 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OceanographyChungnam National UniversityDeajeonSouth Korea

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