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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Anguilliformes  
 Family Muraenesocidae  
 Genus Muraenesox  
  Muraenesox bagio  (Hamilton, 1822) 
Provider: Chen, Hong-Ming 
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Synonyms:Muraena bagioMuraenesox baggioMuraenesox yamaguchiensisMuraenisox bagioMuraenosox bagio  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Vertebrae: 128-141. Body robust and eel-shaped; snout long; eye diameter 3 times in snout length. Head narrower, interorbital width about 10 times in head; lateral-line pores before anus 33-39; dorsal-fin rays before anus 47-49. Posterior nostrils only slightly nearer to eye than to anterior nostrils; mouth very large; teeth generally large and conspicuous. 
Habitat: Found in coastal waters, demersal, including estuaries; sublittoral above 100 m. Feeds on benthic fishes and crustaceans. Nocturnal. Known to attack fishers or anglers after being captured. Also caught by drift net and bag nets. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Philippines, Taiwan, China and Japan, south to New Guinea, Australia, Fiji. 
Utility: Marketed mainly fresh, fisheries, commercial, gamefish. 
Name Code: 380735
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