Scientific Name
Uropterygius macrocephalus  
Uropterygius macrocephalus大頭尾鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1864) Depth 1 - 14M
Chinese 大頭尾鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大頭尾鱔 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 巨頭鰭尾鯙、巨鰭尾鯙、錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality [Amboina] Ambon Bay, Ambon Island, Moluccas/Maluku, Indonesia, Banda Sea, western Pacific 
Synonyms Anarchias knighti, Gymnomuraena macrocephalus, Gymnomuraena nectura, Uropterygius knighti, Uropterygius makatei, Uropterygius necturus, Uropterygius reidi, Uropterygus macrocephalus   
Reference Chen, H. M., K. T. Shao and C. T. Chen. 1997. Systematic studies the Muraenid fishes (Muraenidae) from the waters around Taiwan, Ph. D. Thesis, Department of Fishery Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, pp. 1-257 (in Chinese).  P. Bleeker 1864 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 田詩縈 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0054937. ASIZP0056629. ASIZP0067177. ASIZP0067184. ASIZP0067186. ASIZP0071207. ASIZP0802176. ASIZP0802177. ASIZP0802178. ASIZP0912176. ASIZP0912177. ASIZP0912178. BPBMI23286. FRIP22448. NMMBP04459. NMMBP05867. NMMSTP00025. NTMP0523. NTUM07587. NTUM07589. USNM00301476. USNM00312812. USNM00312813. USNM00312827. USNM00312828.  
Common Name Needle-tooth moray; Snowflake eel; Large-headed snake moray; Longhead moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 7.0-7.7, DGO 16.9-18.1, TR 2.8-2.9 in TL; Vert 115-120. Posterior nostrils short tubular-like. Swollen nasal cavity. Black or black-brown body, sometimes black-green when alive, with many brown snowflake blotches all over the body. Whitish cephalic lateral line pores.
habitats This species inhabits exposed wave zone. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: southern Japan, Taiwan, Micronesia and the Hawaiian islands. 
Utility aquarium.