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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Muraenidae  
 Genus Echidna  
  Echidna nebulosa  (Ahl, 1789) 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms:Echidna variegataGymnothorax boschiGymnothorax boschiiLycodontis boschiMuraena boschiiMuraena nebulosaMuraena ophisPoecilophis nebulosa  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);A review of muraenid eels (Family Muraenidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of twelve new records
Character: HL 8.6-8.9, DGO 19.1-26.5, TR 2.6-2.7 in TL. 120-125 vertebrae. Yellowish anterior nostrils and iris. Yellowish or whitish body with numerous fine vermiculated lines or small spots. 2 series of large, reticulated black spots sometimes reduced to star-like patterns on the body; 1 series along back, another series along the lower half of body. 
Habitat: Found between rocks and corals of intertidal reef flats, also in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs to depths of at least 10 m. Feeds mainly on crustaceans. Safely kept with small aquarium fishes. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Central Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico and from Costa Rica to northern Col 
Utility: fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial 
Name Code: 380740
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