Scientific Name
Gymnothorax margaritophorus  
Gymnothorax margaritophorus斑頸裸胸鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1864 Depth 8 - 25M
Chinese 斑頸裸胸鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑頸裸胸鱔 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻、鰻(臺東)、糬鰻(澎湖)、硓[石古]鰻(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Amboina [Ambon Bay, Ambon Island, Moluccas/Maluku, Indonesia, Banda Sea, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Lycodontis margaritophorus   
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);Bleeker, P. 1864. Poissons inédits indo-archipélagiques de l'ordre des Murènes. Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 2: 38-54  P. Bleeker 1864 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0056656. ASIZP0058149. ASIZP0067161. ASIZP0071211. ASIZP0802195. ASIZP0912195. FRIP22219. NMMBP03156. NMMBP03157. NMMSTP00175. NTOU-AE0216. NTOU-AE0605. NTOU-AE1944. NTOU-AE1945. RUSI35095. USNM00312532. USNM00312533. USNM00312534. USNM00312535.  
Common Name Pearly moray; Pearly moray eel; Turnkeyed moray; Trunk-eyed moray; Blackpearl moray; Blotch-necked moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 7.2-7.4, DGO 24.4-27.0, TR 3.1-3.5 in TL, Vert 128-132. Jaws pointed and elongated. Ground color brownish body, with numerous yellowish white, star shaped spots in 3-5 vertical rows along the body; 5-8 large blackish brown spots behind ocular area and a whitish band just behind the eye; bright whitish cross-lines through the the upper head axis. Blackish anterior nostril. The lower jaw, chin, thorax and perhaps abdomen are all whitish in smaller individuals.
habitats Occurs at reef flats and outer reef slopes to a depth of at least 20 m. Some little individual, ever found in tidal pool when use the ichthyocide. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa, north to Ryukyus, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility fisheries.