Scientific Name
Echidna polyzona  
Echidna polyzona多環蝮鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Richardson, 1845) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 多環蝮鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 多帶蛇鱔(多帶海鱔) 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 節仔鰻、錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻、糬鰻(澎湖)、粉鰻(澎湖)、硓[石古]鰻(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Pacific 
Synonyms Echidna fascigula, Echidna leihala, Muraena fascigula, Muraena polyzona, Poecilophis pikei   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);A review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zoological studies 33(1):44-64(Chen, Shao & Chen, 1994)  Smith, M. M. 1967 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0054320. ASIZP0056354. ASIZP0056634. ASIZP0057945. ASIZP0058306. ASIZP0058318. ASIZP0058319. ASIZP0058322. ASIZP0058332. ASIZP0059712. ASIZP0060964. ASIZP0061592. ASIZP0062301. ASIZP0062302. ASIZP0063475. ASIZP0066634. ASIZP0067183. ASIZP0067220. ASIZP0067221. ASIZP0071587. ASIZP0801863. ASIZP0802190. ASIZP0802191. ASIZP0802192. ASIZP0802506. ASIZP0802568. ASIZP0911863. ASIZP0912190. ASIZP0912191. ASIZP0912192. ASIZP0912506. ASIZP0912568. BPBMI23273. BPBMI23334. FRIP20098. FRIP22055. NMMBP02330. ...List all 70 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Ringed reef moray; Ringed moray; Striped moray; Banded moray; Barred moray; Dark-banded eel; Girdled moray; Many banded moray eel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 6.5-7.5, DGO 12-17.8, TR 2.8-3.0 in TL; Vert 121-124. Yellowish anterior nostrils. Rows and number of teeth increase with age. Body coloration of young fish: whitish with 25-30 wide black rings. While maturing, body will be mottled with little black spots between rings until becoming uniformly brown. A dark patch at the corner of mouth.
habitats Feed on crabs or other crustaceans. Small individuals inhabit in tidal pools. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, north to the Ryukyus, south to the Great Barrier Reef. Taiwan: Kenting, Keelung, Chengkung, Hsiaoliuchiu. 
Utility fisheries