Scientific Name
Enchelycore bikiniensis  
Enchelycore bikiniensis比基尼勾吻鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Schultz, 1953) Depth - M
Chinese 比基尼勾吻鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 比基尼勾吻鱔 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 比吉尼勾吻鯙、錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Cherry Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands 
Synonyms Gymnothorax bikiniensis   
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)  Schultz, L.P. etc. 1953 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0055635. ASIZP0055704. ASIZP0057955. ASIZP0060427. ASIZP0070373. NMMSTP00933.  
Common Name Bikini atoll moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 7.0-8.0, DGO 14.5-17.1, TR 2.7-2.8 in TL; Vert 146-148. Uniformly brownish body; lower jaws, belly to the anus, paler. Median fins slightly darker than body without yellow or white margin. Sometimes a slightly speckled region between eye and gill opening.
habitats This species is very similar to Enchelycore schismatorhynchus in both body coloration and jaw shape, differing mainly in fin margin color and dentition. Whether they are the same or different species is still in debate. 
Distribution Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands; north to Taiwan. 
Utility fisheries.