Scientific Name
Myrichthys colubrinus  
Myrichthys colubrinus斑竹花蛇鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Boddaert, 1781) Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 斑竹花蛇鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蛇鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F081 Ophichthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 斑竹花蛇鰻 
Max Length 97 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鰻仔、硬骨篡、篡仔、硬骨仔、竹節花蛇鰻、竹節鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ambon Island [Moluccas/Maluku, Indonesia, Banda Sea, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Chlevastes colubrinus, Chlevastes elaps, Dussumeiria elapsoides, Gymnothorax colubrinus, Muraena annulata, Muraena colubrina, Muraena fasciata, Myrichthys bleekeri, Myrichthys colubrina, Myrichtys colubrinus, Ophichthys elapsoides, Ophisurus alternans, Ophisurus fasciatus ...all 14..  
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) ;Fishbase(2012)  Boddaert, P. 1781 Böhlke, J. E. 1956 Eugenia B. Bohlke, ed. 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055024. ASIZP0056431. ASIZP0059998. NMMBP05082. NMMBP05083. NMMBP05084. NTUM02257. NTUM02258. NTUM02259. ZMH12542.  
Common Name Ringed snake-eel; Banded snake eel; Broadnose worm eel; Harlequin snake eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Snout short, pointed. Anus on the anterior half. Upper jaw longer than lower jaw in 2 rows, teeth molariform or granular. Dorsal fin origin in advance of gill slit. Vertebrae 197-201. Total length 36.5 of body depth, 14.6 of head; caudal length 1.4 of the length from head to trunk; head length 5.0 of snout length; snout length 1.4 of the diameter of the eye. Eye large. Rictus beyond rear of eye. Dorsal and anal end far from tip of tail. Body brownish-white with 24 to 34 jet black rings. Caudal fin absent. Tips of snout tail white.
habitats Inhabit in the sandy bottom of coral reef.  
Distribution Indian and West pacific.  
Utility No enough quantity for fishery.