Scientific Name
Enchelycore pardalis  
Enchelycore pardalis豹紋勾吻鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth 8 - 60M
Chinese 豹紋勾吻鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 豹紋勾吻鱔 
Max Length 90 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻、雞角仔鰻(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality NagasNagasaki, Japan [Western North Pacific] 
Synonyms Enchelynassa canina, Gymnothorax pardalis, Muraena kailuae, Muraena kauila, Muraena lampra, Muraena pardalis   
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)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0054938. ASIZP0056509. ASIZP0067349. ASIZP0802238. ASIZP0912238. BPBMI23099. NTMP0675. NTMP0733. NTOU-AE0236. NTUM00749. NTUM01553. NTUM01557. NTUM01558. NTUM02254. NTUM02419. NTUM02470.  
Common Name Dragon moray eel; Dragon moray; Dragon eel; Hawaiian dragon eel; Leopard moray eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 6.2-7.0, DGO 13.1-15.2, TR 3.3-3.5 in TL, Vert 125-129. Posterior nostrils thick, upward tubes, longer than anterior nostrils. Color in formalin: brownish, body covered with numerous round, whitish and dark-margin spots; spots of lower trunk larger or fused with many white confluent crossbars on abdomen. Orange-reddish when fresh snout, lower part of head, and abdomen. Bluish cornea.
habitats Coral or rocky reefs habitat. Shallow waters. Feeds on fishes. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Hawaiian, north to southern Japan. Taiwan. 
Utility aquarium, commercial