The specimens of three new records of moray eels (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) were identified for the first time off the eastern (Changbin) and southern (Kenting) coast of Taiwan. They were Enchelynassa canina (Quoy and Gaimard), Gymnothorax elegans Bliss and Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus (Schultz). The monotypic genus Enchelynassa which had only one species in the genus was also a newly recorded genus to Taiwan. In this paper, we reported the three rare moray species, included diagnostic characters and the fresh coloration on whole body, head, dorsal and ventral sides; as well as their dentitions; and the key to the relative species.
Loh, Kar-Hoe; Shao, Kwang-Tsao; and Chen, Hong-Ming
"ADDITIONS TO THE TAIWAN MARINE EEL FAUNA WITH FIRST RECORDS OF THREE RARE MORAY EELS (ANGUILLIFORMES: MURAENIDAE),"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 20:
2, Article 12.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol20/iss2/12