Scientific Name
Gavialiceps taiwanensis  
Gavialiceps taiwanensis臺灣絲尾海鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Chen & Weng, 1967) Depth 100 - 1200M
Chinese 臺灣絲尾海鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F084 Muraenesocidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣鱷頭鰻 
Max Length 43.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 海鰻 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、South West、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Tungkang, southwestern Taiwan 
Synonyms Chlopsis taiwanensis, Gavialiceps taeniola   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Chen, J. T. F. and H. T. C. Weng (1967) A review of the Apodal fishes of Taiwan. Biological Bulletin Tunghai University Ichthyology Series Number 6 No. 32: 1-86;Karmovskaya, E. S. 1994. Systematics and distribution of the eel genus Gavialiceps (Congridae) in the Indo-West Pacific. Journal of Ichthyology, 34 (3), 73-89.  Chen, J. T. F. etc. 1967 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060203. ASIZP0060204. ASIZP0061003. ASIZP0061073. ASIZP0061451. ASIZP0061473. ASIZP0061768. ASIZP0061769. ASIZP0061770. ASIZP0062394. ASIZP0063768. ASIZP0063824. ASIZP0063825. ASIZP0064238. ASIZP0064241. ASIZP0064246. ASIZP0064396. ASIZP0064410. ASIZP0064414. ASIZP0066852. ASIZP0066866. ASIZP0066920. ASIZP0067168. ASIZP0067182. ASIZP0067190. ASIZP0700269. ASIZP0802081. ASIZP0802082. ASIZP0802083. ASIZP0900185. ASIZP0901319. ASIZP0901322. ASIZP0901397. ASIZP0912081. ASIZP0912082. ASIZP0912083. NMMBP05705. ...List all 64 records... 
Barcode2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Pike conger 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic BD. 34-38, HL. 11-13 in TL. Eye 15-17, snout 2.1, gape 1.7 in HL. Tail about 0.45 in length of head and trunk. Body very elongate, tail tapering. Mouth corner extending to behind eyes. Lips without folds. Jaws projected, lower jaw shorter than upper where intermaxillary teeth exposed. Snout pointed, depressed, a notch behind intermaxillary teeth. Anterior nostrils slits, in middle of snout. Posterior nostrilsslits, wider than anterior one, in front of eyes. Tongue fixed. Teeth small, pointed.Jaws teeth in 3 rows, middle row little longer than other 2 rows, teeth of anterior part of lower jaw rather long. Vomer with a row of 9 rather larger canines, 2-3 small ones between each two. Premaxillary teeth a bunch of small canines. Gill openings small.ventral. Pectoral fin absent. Dorsal and anal fin elevated, confluent with caudal fin. Lateral lines present. Color is bright brown, the upper part of the head and back are darker than the belly. The peritoneum, gill and mouth cavities are dark, visible through the skin. The stomach is long, extends slightly behind the anus; 2.5 times the length of the head.
habitats deep-water 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: off Taiwan and Okinawa, Japan. 
Utility Low utility.