Echidna rhodochilus Bleeker, 1863
Pink-lipped moray eel
Echidna rhodochilus
photo by Williamson, C.

Family:  Muraenidae (Moray eels), subfamily: Muraeninae
Max. size:  33.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines.
Biology:  Enters freshwater (Ref. 7050).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
Country info:  Recorded from Kiriwina Is., Cape Wom (Wewak), Maiwara R. mouth, Cape Ward Hunt, Umboi Is. (Ref. 6993); and Kimbe bay (Ref. 28888).

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.07.94
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 19.08.09
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 13.07.94

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