Scientific Name
Gymnothorax melatremus  
Gymnothorax melatremus黃身裸胸鯙
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Schultz, 1953 Depth 10 - 40M
Chinese 黃身裸胸鯙 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯙科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F079 Muraenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃體裸胸鱔 
Max Length 26 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 錢鰻、薯鰻、虎鰻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ocean reef at Boby Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands [western Pacific] 
Synonyms Lycodontis melatremus   
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 ASIZP0056520. NMMSTP00176.  
Common Name Dwarf moray; Dirty yellow moray; Blackspot moray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic HL 6.8-9.1, DGO 13-15.2, TR 2.8-3.1 in TL. Body smaller, uniformly yellowish when fresh. Body turns white-brownish quickly in formalin or alcohol. Vertical blackish band coneved iris. Blackish gill openings. Lower part of head, abdomen and fin are all paler in alcohol.
habitats Lives in holes and crevices of seaward reefs or intertidal pool. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa, north to Japan, Taiwan, the Hawaiian Islands, south to the Australs; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Pet