Cirrhimuraena playfairii (Günther, 1870)
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Ophichthidae (Snake eels), subfamily: Ophichthinae
Max. size:  39 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Zanzibar, Tanzania to Kosi Bay, South Africa, including Aldabra Island (Ref. 3972), and Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 58302).
Diagnosis:  Olive brown, lighter ventrally (Ref. 3972).
Biology:  Benthic but sometimes seen swimming at surface (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.05.93
Modified by: Gjernes, Michael - 06.06.17

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