Scientific Name
Echidna nebulosa  
Echidna nebulosa星帶蝮鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Ahl, 1789) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 星帶蝮鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雲紋蛇鱔(雲紋海鱔) 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻、糬鰻(澎湖)、節仔鰻(澎湖)、蠘仔鰻(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality In Orientali India [Indonesia] 
Synonyms Echidna variegata, Gymnothorax boschi, Gymnothorax boschii, Lycodontis boschi, Muraena boschii, Muraena nebulosa, Muraena ophis, Poecilophis nebulosa   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);A review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records  Chen, J. T. F. etc. 1967 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0054097. ASIZP0054286. ASIZP0056643. ASIZP0057462. ASIZP0058012. ASIZP0058307. ASIZP0058308. ASIZP0059711. ASIZP0059999. ASIZP0060522. ASIZP0060962. ASIZP0061586. ASIZP0063474. ASIZP0066664. ASIZP0067208. ASIZP0067225. ASIZP0067237. ASIZP0080353. ASIZP0080365. ASIZP0801860. ASIZP0802187. ASIZP0802188. ASIZP0802189. ASIZP0911860. ASIZP0912187. ASIZP0912188. ASIZP0912189. ASIZP0916813. ASIZP0916824. ASIZP0916827. ASIZP0916913. BPBMI23255. CAS35149. FRIP20099. FRIP20232. NMMBP02157. NMMBP08516. ...List all 83 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Nebulous moray eel; Snowflake eel; Snowflake moray; Starry moray; White moray; Bosch' moray eel; Clouded moray; Bosch's moray; Floral moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 8.6-8.9, DGO 19.1-26.5, TR 2.6-2.7 in TL. 120-125 vertebrae. Yellowish anterior nostrils and iris. Yellowish or whitish body with numerous fine vermiculated lines or small spots. 2 series of large, reticulated black spots sometimes reduced to star-like patterns on the body; 1 series along back, another series along the lower half of body.
habitats Found between rocks and corals of intertidal reef flats, also in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs to depths of at least 10 m. Feeds mainly on crustaceans. Safely kept with small aquarium fishes. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Central Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico and from Costa Rica to northern Col 
Utility fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial