Scientific Name
Encheliophis gracilis  
Encheliophis gracilis鰻形細隱魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 0 - 62M
Chinese 鰻形細隱魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 隱魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F221 Carapidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 鰻形細潛魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 隱魚、海參鰻(澎湖)、纖細隱魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Banda [Bandaneira, Moluccas/Maluku, Indonesia, Banda Sea, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Carapus gracilis, Carapus houlti, Enchelyophis gracilis, Fierasfer houlti, Fierasfer umbratilis, Jordanicus gracilis, Oxybeles gracilis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Bleeker, P. 1856 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nielsen, J. G., D. M. Cohen, D. F. Markle etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NTUM06785. NTUM07565.  
Common Name Lipless messmate-fish; Graceful pearlfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Eel-like, moderate to shallow body depth; maxilla adnate or nearly so; pectoral fins present; 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; Precaudal vertebrae 26 or more; swim bladder long, tubular, extending well beyond 12th vertebra; 17-19 pectral-fin rays.
habitats Uncommon species. Lives in starfish (Culcita discoidea) and sea cucumbers (Thelenota ananas, Holothuria scabra, H. argus and H. leucospirota). 
Distribution Shallow water of coral reefs. Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Tropical Indo-West Pacific