Scientific Name
Leiuranus semicinctus  
Leiuranus semicinctus半環蓋蛇鰻
by: K. T. Shao
Author (Lay & Bennett, 1839) Depth 10 - 30M
Chinese 半環蓋蛇鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蛇鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F081 Ophichthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 半環蓋蛇鰻 
Max Length 66 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 半環平蓋蛇鰻、鰻仔、硬骨篡、篡仔、硬骨仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral  Holotype Locality Hawaiian Islands, central Pacific 
Synonyms Caecula cincta, Leiuranus colubrinus, Leiuranus phoenixensis, Liuranus semicinctus, Machaerenchelys phoenixensis, Machaerenchelys vanderbilti, Ophisurus semicinctus, Sphagebranchus cinctus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Böhlke, J. E. 1956 Eugenia B. Bohlke, ed. 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056626. ASIZP0056627. ASIZP0056902. ASIZP0057698. ASIZP0057699. ASIZP0058828. NMMBP02527. NMMBP05310. NMMSTP00270. NTUM01512. NTUM01572. NTUM02260. USNM00313937. USNM00313948.  
Common Name Saddled snake eel; Culverin; Halfbanded snake-eel; Half-banded snake eel; Halfbanded snake eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Hend short, pectoral fin miniute, dorsal fin origin behind gill slit. Vertebrate 153-155. Total langth 52.3 of body depth, 14.2 of head length; caudal length 1.0 of the length from head to trunk; head length 4.5 of snout length; snout length 2.8 of diameter of eye. Pectoral fin 0.5 of snout length. Snout pointed. Eye small. Rictus beyond rear margins of eye. Aanus on the midpoint of body. Anal fin closely behind anus. Dorsal, anal fin end near the tip of tail. Body color pale with brown bands, which wider than the distance botween.
habitats Inhabit in sandy bottom of coastal waters.  
Distribution South Africa and West Pacifc.  
Utility No enough quantity for fishery.