Scientific Name
Cirrhimuraena chinensis  
Cirrhimuraena chinensis中華鬚蛇鰻
by: ©H. Weng
Author Kaup, 1856 Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 中華鬚蛇鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蛇鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F081 Ophichthidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 中華鬚鰻 
Max Length 29.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 中國鬚蛇鰻、鰻仔、硬骨篡、篡仔、硬骨仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South West、North 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality China 
Synonyms Ophisurus polyodon   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-硬骨魚綱鰻鱺目 背棘魚目(張春光等, 2010)  Böhlke, J. E. 1956 Eugenia B. Bohlke, ed. 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0070183. NMMBP05584. NTMP0847.  
Common Name Snake eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Upper jaw longer than lower, upper nostril tubule, posterior nostril slit-like. Dorsal fin and anal fin posterior fin-ray longer. Pectoral fin well developed. Teeth small, conical, premaxillary teeth 3 or 4 rows. Teeth of lower jaw irregular 2 rows. Vomerine teeth 2 rows. Dorsal fin origin behind gill slit. Total legnth 43.5 of body depth 8.9 of head length; caudal length1.8 of the length from head to trunk; head length 4.4 of snout length; snout length 2.9 of the diameter of the eye. Pectoral-fin length 1.7 of snout length. Body slender,snout pointed, eye small. Rictas over the posteriormargin of the eye. Anus locate on the 2/5 part of the body. Anus fin closely behind the anus. Chips present on the margins of the upper lip. Body color brown. .
habitats Inhabit in sandy bottom of 100 neters deep. 
Distribution West-pacific 
Utility No enough quantity for fishery.