Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Muraenidae  
 Genus Echidna  
  Echidna xanthospilos  (Bleeker, 1859) 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms:Echidna xanthospilusMuraena xanthospilos  details
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)
Character: A moderately stout dark moray with distinctive white to yellow spots and polygons on head, body and fins; anus behind mid-body, PA 1.75-1.91 in TL; head 6.46-8.04 in TL, and depth 10.2-16.1 in TL; teeth blunt and molariform, uniserial on upper jaw, triserial to biserial on lower jaw, and elongate patch of triserial to uniserial teeth on vomer; MVF 5-55-115. 
Habitat: The largest specimen taken to date is a 905-mm male. The large molar teeth of Echidna xanthospilos readily identify it as a species of the genus Echidna or Gymnomuraena. While some of the characters (bold coloration, multiserial denti 
Distribution: Taken off Taiwan, Samoa, Java, and Sri Lanka; recent specimens were taken by spear at 8 m and by longline at 20-30 m depth. 
Utility: Aquarium. 
Name Code: 380742
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