Scientific Name
Neenchelys cheni
Neenchelys cheni陳氏新蛇鰻
by: Hong-Ming Chen
Author (Chen & Weng, 1967) Depth - M
Chinese 陳氏新蛇鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蛇鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F081 Ophichthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 陳氏新蛇鰻 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 陳氏油鰻、鰻仔、硬骨篡、篡仔、硬骨仔 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan South West 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tungkang, Taiwan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Ho, H. C. , J. E. McCosker and D. G. Smith (2013) Revision of the worm eel genus Neenchelys (Ophichthidae; Myrophinae), with descriptions of three new species from the western Pacific Ocean. Zoological Studies v. 52: 1-20.  Böhlke, J. E. 1956 Chen, J. T. F. etc. 1967 Eugenia B. Bohlke, ed. 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Snake eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Anterior nostril tubule. Body long, cylindrical. Caudal fin soft and fin rays obvious. Pectoral fin noderately developed. All in one row; premaxillary teeth 5. Dorsal fin origin after behind anus over 3 of eye diameter.Total length 47.2 of body depth, 11.1 of head length; caudal length 1.7 of the length from head to trunk; head length 4.5 of snout length; snout length 2.8 of the diameter of eye; length of pectoral fin 0.6 of snout length. Rictus beyond rear margin of eye. Anal fin closely behind anus. Body grayish. Dorsal and anal white.Tip of anal dark brown.
habitats Inhabit in the muddy bottom of continental shelf.  
Distribution South-western of Taiwan.  
Utility No enough quantity for fishery.