Scientific Name
Gymnomuraena zebra  
Gymnomuraena zebra斑馬裸鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Shaw, 1797) Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 斑馬裸鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 條紋裸海鱔 
Max Length 150 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 斑馬裸海鯙、錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sumatra, Indonesia [originally American seas] 
Synonyms Echidna zebra, Gymnomuraena fasciata, Gymnothorax zebra, Muraena molendinaris, Muraena zebra, Muraenophis colubrina, Poecilophis zebra   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Chen, Shao & Chen(1994)A review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zoological studies 33(1):44-64;Shaw [G.] in Shaw & Nodder 1797:4 unnum. pp., Pl. 322 [The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature.]  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0056355. ASIZP0056496. ASIZP0056630. ASIZP0060425. ASIZP0070348. NMMBP04208. NMMSTP00107. NTOU-AE4774. USNM00300456.  
Common Name Zebra moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 12.2-15.0, DGO 18-20, TR 1.76 in TL; Vert 132-137. Body elongate, trunk longer, tail shorter than head and trunk, wrinkled skin. Snout short, lower jaw slightly shorter than upper. Vertical fins unclear and hidden below the tough skin. Brown to blackish body, encircled with 43-76 creamy-white narrow rings. Some rings incomplete.
habitats Eat crabs or other crustaceans. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa, north to the Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef. 
Utility Aquarium.