Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Muraenidae  
 Genus Rhinomuraena  
  Rhinomuraena quaesita  Garman, 1888 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms:Rhinomuraea quaesitaRhinomuraena ambonensis  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Chen, H. M., K. T. Shao and C. T. Chen. (1994) A review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records. Zoological studies 33(1):44-64.
Character: HL 15.4-17.7, DGO 71-86, TR 3.3-3.8 in TL; Vert 250-270. Body very slender, the pointed snout with a barbel-like appendage and 3 similar ones on the symphysis of the lower jaw. Black juveniles, blue male adults, yellow female adults; dorsal fin is always yellow with white margin; frequently blackish anal fin with white margin; a yellowish stripe on mandible in juvenile, yellow jaws and gill-openings in adult. 
Habitat: Feeds on small fishes. Secretive species normally hidden in sand or rubble, sometimes with only its head protruding. Sub-adult all black, males have yellow dorsal fin and blue body. Females change to a nearly all yellow color. Protandrous hermaphrodite. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, southern Japan, Taiwan, Marianas and Marshalls in Micronesia. 
Utility: Aquarium, commercial. 
Name Code: 380781
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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