Scientific Name
Gymnothorax niphostigmus  
Gymnothorax niphostigmus雪花斑裸胸鯙
by: Kwang-Tsao Shao
Author Chen, Shao & Chen, 1996 Depth 35 - 150M
Chinese 雪花斑裸胸鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雪花斑裸胸鱔 
Max Length 75.7 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻、糬鰻(澎湖)、硓[石古]鰻(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Popingto fish market, 25°11'N, 121°51'E, Keelung, Taiwan, depth 100-150 meters 
Reference A new moray eel,Gymnothorax niphostigmus (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from northern and eastern Taiwan(Chen, Shao et Chen, 1996)  Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0056940Holotype. ASIZP0056941. ASIZP0066553. ASIZP0071591. ASIZP0801784. ASIZP0911784. FRIP20372. NTOU-AE0235. NTOU-AE1953. NTOU-AE3674.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Snowflake-patched moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body length moderate. Dorsal fin moderately high, its origin started before the gill opening. Anus in front of mid-body point. Jaw teeth caniniform and almost uniserial. Body and fins darkish brown, scattering with numerous whitish snowflake-like patches. The skin of peri-cranium area has many small whitish spots. Corner of mouth blackish. Anal fin margin white, edge of dorsal and caudal fin darkish.
habitats Color in life similar to in preservative, but the brown ground color more darker and the whitish spots more bright. Iris of eye yellowish to brownish. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: From northern to eastern Taiwan and the Pescadore Islands. 
Utility Fisheries.