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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae Snake eels
Subfamily: Ophichthinae
Genus: Cirrhimuraena

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cirrhimuraena calamus Fringelip snake eel Eastern Indian Ocean 1870
Cirrhimuraena cheilopogon Western Central Pacific 1860
Cirrhimuraena chinensis Western Pacific 54.8 SL 1856
Cirrhimuraena inhacae Inhaca fringelip Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1962
Cirrhimuraena oliveri Western Central Pacific 1910
Cirrhimuraena orientalis Western Pacific 1993
Cirrhimuraena paucidens Western Central Pacific. 1931
Cirrhimuraena playfairii Indo-Pacific 39 TL 1870
Cirrhimuraena tapeinoptera Indo-West Pacific. 1863
Cirrhimuraena yuanding Northwest Pacific 52.1 TL 2003



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