Scientific Name
Enchelycore lichenosa  
Enchelycore lichenosa苔斑勾吻鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) Depth 5 - 24M
Chinese 苔斑勾吻鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 苔斑勾吻鱔 
Max Length 90 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Wakanoura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea, Western North Pacific 
Synonyms Aemasia lichenosa   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);A review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zoological studies 33(1):44-64(Chen, Shao & Chen, 1994)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1901 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0056525. ASIZP0057956. ASIZP0059703. ASIZP0063230. ASIZP0063231. NMMSTP00631.  
Common Name Reticulate hookjaw moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 6.8-7.5, DGO 13.6-17.5, TR 3.2-3.5 in TL, Vert 148-152. Ground color dark brownish body with 3 rows of moss-like golden-yellowish spots on both sides of the body. Numerous little spots about the head, lower abdomen and the space between large moss-like spots. Pale yellowish abdomen.
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Taiwan and southern Japan. Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands. 
Utility Fisheries.