Scientific Name
Encheliophis boraborensis
Encheliophis boraborensis博拉隱魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Kaup, 1856) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 博拉隱魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 隱魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F221 Carapidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 博拉潛魚 
Max Length 26 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 博拉細潛魚、博拉隱魚、隱魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bora Bora Island, Society Islands [French Polynesia, South Pacific] 
Synonyms Carapus boraborensis, Carapus parvipinnis, Encheliophis boraboraensis, Encheliophis parvipinnis, Enchelyophis boraboraensis, Fierasfer boraborensis, Fierasfer kagoshimanus, Fierasfer parvipinnis, Jordanicus parvipinnis, Rhizoiketicus carolinensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nielsen, J. G., D. M. Cohen, D. F. Markle etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056001. ASIZP0074454. NMMSTP00021. NMNSF01368.  
Common Name Pinhead pearlfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Eel-like, moderate to shallow body depth; maxilla free and movable; cardiform teeth present; branchiostegal membranes partly or completely united; swim bladder with thin terminal membrane or bulb but no constriction; lacking enlarged dentary or premaxillary fangs, dentary diastema, pelvic fins, and swim bladder rocker bone; Pectoral fins small, less than 29% head length; body thick, robust and highly pigmented;15-17 precaudal vertebrae.
habitats Uncommon species. Shallows water of coral reefs. Lives within holothurians (e.g. Thelenota ananas<\i>, Bohadschia argus<\i> and Stichopus chloronotus<\i>). 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Mauritius to the Society Islands, north to Taiwan and the Yaeyama Islands; including Mariana and Caroline islands.