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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 November 2019 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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