Scientific Name
Moringua abbreviata  
Moringua abbreviata短線蚓鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1863) Depth 3 - 25M
Chinese 短線蚓鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蚓鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F076 Moringuidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 線蚓鰻 
Max Length 33 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 蚓鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Prigi, Java; Batu; Manado, Sulawesi [Celebes]; Ternata; Ambon, Indonesia 
Synonyms Aphthalmichthys abbreviatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056616. ASIZP0057702. ASIZP0058014. ASIZP0060852. ASIZP0063460. NMMBP01995. NMMBP05487.  
Common Name Worm eel; spaghetti eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very elongate, long rod-like. BD. 48.1, HL. 11.8 in TL. Tail length equal to half of head and trunk length. Snout L. 7.2 in HL. Eye diameter 2.7 in Snout L. Eye small, covered with skin. Anterior nostril tubular, situated at tip of snout. Posterior nostril just before eye. Mouth cleft beyond posterior margin of eye. Teeth conical, upper, lower jaw and vomer teeth uni-serial. 5 premaxillary teeth. Tongue fixed. Gill slit small, lateral. Anus situated at posterior portion of body. No scale. Origin of dorsal fin behind anus, above anal fin. Height of dorsal and anal fin lower, pectoral fin degenerated. Specimen in formalin, body pink.
habitats Live in coastal sandy or muddy bottom. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Philippines, Marshall Islands, and Indonesia 
Utility no