Scientific Name
Gymnothorax rueppellii
Gymnothorax rueppellii鞍斑裸胸鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (McClelland, 1844) Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 鞍斑裸胸鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鞍斑裸胸鱔 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 寬帶裸胸鯙、錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻、糬鰻(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Red Sea 
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);McClelland, J. 1844. Apodal fishes of Bengal. Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 5 (no. 18): 151-226, Pls. 5-14.   沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List
Common Name Bended moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 7.6-7.7, DGO 17.4-17.5, TR 3.2 in TL, Vert 132-135. The body is translucent or whitish yellow when young, dark brownish as adult. Body has 16-18 dark brownish cross bands which disconnect at abdomen. In large size individuals, the space between two cross bands has one obscure brownish spot near the dorsal and anal fin margin. Dorsal and anal fin margin paler. Blackish anterior nostrils, mouth corners and inner mouth skin, Yellowish top of adult head.
habitats Found in clear waters of lagoons and seaward reefs. Feeds on fishes. Little individuals can be found in tidal pools. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, north to the Ryukyus, Taiwan, south to the Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Fisheries.