Scientific Name
Gymnothorax kidako  
Gymnothorax kidako蠕紋裸胸鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 蠕紋裸胸鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 蠕紋裸胸鱔 
Max Length 91.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan [Western North Pacific] 
Synonyms Gymnothorax mucifer, Muraena kidako   
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 ASIZP0056650. ASIZP0059704. ASIZP0062039. ASIZP0063229. ASIZP0064489. ASIZP0069746. ASIZP0069955. ASIZP0069971. ASIZP0802475. ASIZP0803285. ASIZP0803286. ASIZP0803287. ASIZP0912475. ASIZP0913285. ASIZP0913286. ASIZP0913287. BPBMI23096. NMMBP05591. NMMSTP00634. NTMP0374. NTMP1107. NTOU-AE3668. NTOU-AE5266. USNM00192957.  
Common Name Twist-banded moray; Kidako moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 7.6-7.7, DGO 11.0-13.9, TR 2.9-3.3 in TL, Vert 139-141. Body Camouflaging yellowish to brownish color, with numerous irregular, dendritic dark brownish bars across the body. Blackish mouth corner; anal fin has whitish margin.
habitats Occurs in crevices in shallow reefs. They can live in the warm water area near Japan. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and Taiwan. 
Utility fisheries