Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Muraenidae  
 Genus Gymnothorax  
  Gymnothorax chilospilus  Bleeker, 1864 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms:Lycodontis chilospilosLycodontis chilospilus  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Chen, Shao & Chen (1994) review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zoological studies 33(1):44-64
Bleeker, P. 1864. Poissons inédits indo-archipélagiques de l'ordre des Murènes. Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 2: 38-54.
Character: HL 7.0-8.3, DGO 12.9-17.0, TR 2.9-3.4 in TL, Vert 124-128. Body size medium, rarely exceeding 52 cm. Very variable body color, ground color from pale yellowish to brownish; with numerous irregular dark-brownish bars across the body, some bars connected and some separate. Each jaw pore within a whitish spot; posterior part of each side of lower jaw has a large white spot; blackish mouth corner. 
Habitat: Occurs in shallow coastal reef, usually found in less than 5 m water depth, but ranges to deep water reefs. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific:South Africa to the Hawaiian, north to the Ryukyu and Taiwan, south to northern Australia. 
Utility: fisheries 
Name Code: 380751
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