Scientific Name
Gymnothorax favagineus  
Gymnothorax favagineus大斑裸胸鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Depth 1 - 45M
Chinese 大斑裸胸鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 豆點裸胸鱔 
Max Length 300 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 黑斑裸胸鯙、錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻、糬鰻(澎湖)、大點花(澎湖)、花點仔(澎湖)、花鰻(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tranquebar [Tharangambadi, Tamil Nadu State, India, Indian Ocean] 
Synonyms Enchelycore favagineus, Gymnothorax favagiensis, Gymnothorax melanospilus, Gymnothorax permistus, Gymnothorax pescadoris, Gymnothorax tesselatus, Gymnothorax tessellata, Gymnothorax tessellatus, Lycodontis favagineus, Lycodontis permistus, Lycodontis tessellata, Muraena tessellata   
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)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, H.-M., K.-T. Shao etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0055018. ASIZP0056631. ASIZP0056637. ASIZP0057948. ASIZP0060512. ASIZP0060528. ASIZP0060537. ASIZP0063502. ASIZP0069768. ASIZP0070366. ASIZP0075132. ASIZP0079015. ASIZP0079400. ASIZP0803282. ASIZP0913282. ASIZP0916831. FRIP20421. NMMBP04190. NMMBP04191. NMMSTP00934. NTMP0737. NTOU-AE1510. NTUM01546. NTUM01811. NTUM02247. NTUM02248. NTUM02249. NTUM02414. NTUM02459. NTUM02576. NTUM07648. SU12686Holotype. SU7131. USNM00312734. USNM00312736.  
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Common Name Reticulated moray; Tesselated moray eel; Blackspotted moray; Black-spotted moray; Black-blotched moray; Honeycomb moray; Laced moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 7.2-7.5, DGO 10.8-15.9, TR 2.7-3.1 in TL, Vert 139-141. May attain approximately 175 cm TL. Ground color whitish or pale to light brownish with numerous rounded or polygonal blackish spots on the body. Spot pattern very variable; spots of jaws and head less regular in shape and very numerous, more sparse on belly, frequently with light whitish margin around the spot; spot number increases with age but spot size remains almost constant.
habitats Inhabits reef hole. One of the two largest of Indo-Pacific morays. Oftens with cleaner wrasses or shrimps. Feeds on cephalopods and fishes. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to southern Japan, Taiwan, south to Australia. 
Utility public aquariums, commercial