Scientific Name
Ophichthus urolophus  
Ophichthus urolophus裙鰭蛇鰻
by: Hong-Ming Chen
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth - 100M
Chinese 裙鰭蛇鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蛇鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F081 Ophichthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 裙鰭蛇鰻 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鰻仔、硬骨篡、篡仔、硬骨仔、裾蛇鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、South West、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Conger urolophus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);陳威立。 2006。臺灣東部海域蛇鰻科魚類之初步分類研究。國立臺灣海洋大學碩士論文。  Böhlke, J. E. 1956 Eugenia B. Bohlke, ed. 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060183. ASIZP0060200. ASIZP0061595. ASIZP0062337. ASIZP0062396. ASIZP0063098. ASIZP0067964. ASIZP0068158. ASIZP0075090. ASIZP0803725. ASIZP0803919. ASIZP0900376. ASIZP0913725. ASIZP0913919. FRIP00764. FRIP01213. NMMBP02846. NMMBP02867. NMMBP05791. NMMSTP01532. NTMP0467. NTMP0696. NTUM04883. SIO69-401.  
Common Name Snake eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Snout short and blunt. Upper jaw longer than lower.Teeth conical; jaw teeth conical in 1 rows; premaxillary teeth 4, arrange in half a circle. Vomerine teeth anterior 5 in 2 rows, posterior in 1 row. Dorsal fin origin behind gill slit. Vertebrae 133-142. Total length 25.3-26.9 of body depth, 8.6-10 of head length; caudal length 1.3-1.4 of the length from head to trunk; head length 5.6 of snout length; snout length 1.7 of the diameter of the eye. Anterior nostril tubule, posterior rostril slit-like. Rictus beyond rear margin of eye. End of dorsal and anal elevated. Caudal fin absent.Tongue fixed. Body light brown, pale below. Dorsal fin brown with whitish end, anal fin white.
habitats Inhabit in the sandy bottoms below 400 neters deep.  
Distribution Indo-pacific.  
Utility Lots of quantity but no fishery need.