Scientific Name
Muraenesox bagio  
Muraenesox bagio百吉海鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Hamilton, 1822) Depth 20 - 100M
Chinese 百吉海鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 海鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F084 Muraenesocidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 褐海鰻 
Max Length 200 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 虎鰻、海鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South West、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ganges River estuaries, India 
Synonyms Muraena bagio, Muraenesox baggio, Muraenesox cinereus, Muraenisox bagio, Muraenosox bagio   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Francis Hamilton, (formerly Buchanan,) M. D. 1822 Castle, P. H. J. 1967 Chen, J. T. F. etc. 1967 Klausewitz, W. etc. 1982 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0064688. ASIZP0700235. ASIZP0800302. NMMBP06438. NMMBP06589. NTUM07613.  
Common Name Pike conger; Silver eel; Common pike conger; Common pike eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Vertebrae: 128-141. Body robust and eel-shaped; snout long; eye diameter 3 times in snout length. Head narrower, interorbital width about 10 times in head; lateral-line pores before anus 33-39; dorsal-fin rays before anus 47-49. Posterior nostrils only slightly nearer to eye than to anterior nostrils; mouth very large; teeth generally large and conspicuous.
habitats Found in coastal waters, demersal, including estuaries; sublittoral above 100 m. Feeds on benthic fishes and crustaceans. Nocturnal. Known to attack fishers or anglers after being captured. Also caught by drift net and bag nets. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Philippines, Taiwan, China and Japan, south to New Guinea, Australia, Fiji. 
Utility Marketed mainly fresh, fisheries, commercial, gamefish.