Scientific Name
Moringua macrocephalus  
Moringua macrocephalus大頭蚓鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1863) Depth 3 - 25M
Chinese 大頭蚓鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蚓鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F076 Moringuidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大頭蚓鰻 
Max Length 45 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 蚓鰻 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Timor Island, southern Malay Archipelago 
Synonyms Aphthalmichthys macrocephalus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Chen, J. T. F. etc. 1967 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058234. NMMBP05274. NTUM00323. NTUM07523.  
Common Name Worm eel; spaghetti eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very elongate, long rod-like. BD. 39.8, HL. 9.2 in TL. Tail length is 0.6 of head and trunk length. Snout L. 9.8 in HL. Eye diameter 2.9 in Snout L. Snout blunt, short. Lower jaw protrude. Mouth cleft beyond posterior margin of eye. Teeth conical, upper, lower jaw and vomer teeth uni-serial. Tongue fixed. Anus situated at posterior portion of body. Origin of dorsal fin behind anus, above anal fin. Tail compressed. Specimen in formalin, dorsal body tan and ventral body yellowish.
habitats Occur in coastal sandy and muddy bottom. 
Distribution North western Asia: China and Taiwan. 
Utility No.