Scientific Name
Cirrimaxilla formosa  
Cirrimaxilla formosa臺灣鬍鯙
by: Hong-Ming Chen
Author Chen & Shao, 1995 Depth 0 - 1M
Chinese 臺灣鬍鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣頜鬚鱔(鬚裸海鱔) 
Max Length 16.6 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻 
Distribution in World Taiwan、West Pacific Torrid Zone   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nanwan, southern tip of Taiwan, Ping-tung County, Hengchon, 21°57'N, 120°46'E, tide pool 
Reference New eel genus, Cirrimaxilla, and description of the type species, Cirrimaxilla formosa (Pisces: Muraenidae) from southern Taiwan. Bull. Mar. Sci. v. 57 (no. 2): 328-332(Chen & Shao, 1995)  Chen, H. M. etc. 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0056729Holotype.  
Common Name Taiwanese barbel moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Cirrimaxilla is distinguished from other genera of Muraenidae by having the following characters: many cirri on both jaws, lower jaw protruding, rim of posterior nostrils petal-like, hooked fang-like teeth, obscure branchial pore, and small adult size. C. formosa is characterized by having a relatively large mouth, sharp snout, shorter tail length, 132 total vertebrae, 76 preanus vertebrae, dorsal-fin origin above 114th vertebra, anal-fin origin below 117th vertebra, and body tawny with numerous brown tiger-like bands.
habitats Live in tropical tidal pool. 
Distribution Known only from the type locality, Nanwan, Kenting National Park, Hengchun, Ping-tung County, the southern-most County of Taiwan. 
Utility no