Scientific Name
Encheliophis homei  
Encheliophis homei荷姆氏細隱魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Richardson, 1846) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 荷姆氏細隱魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 隱魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F221 Carapidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 長胸細潛魚 
Max Length 19 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 荷姆氏隱魚、隱魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Timor Island, southern Malay Archipelago or Tasmania, Australia [is Timor, Timor Sea, eastern Indian Ocean] 
Synonyms Carapus homei, Carapus neglectus, Echeliophis homei, Fierasfer acus, Fierasfer affinis, Fierasfer brandesu, Fierasfer caninus, Fierasfer homei, Fierasfer neglectum, Oxybeles brandesii, Oxybeles homei, Oxybelus brandesii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Richardson, J. 1846 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 ASIZP0063627. ASIZP0901238.  
Common Name Silver 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; lacking enlarged dentary or premaxillary fangs, dentary diastema, pelvic fins; pectoral fins large, greater than 39% head length; body not robust and generally unpigmented and swim bladder rocker bone; Precaudal vertebrae 16-19.
habitats This uncommon pearlfish inhabits the coelom and respiratory trees of some holothurians, especially Stichopus chloronotus<\i> and Holothuria argus<\i>. Other host species, Thelenota ananas<\i>, Bohadschia argus<\i> and Stichopus chloronotus< 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and the east coast of Africa to the Society Islands, as far north as Taiwan, but not Hawaii, and probably south to Tasmania.