Cirrhimuraena calamus

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Cirrhimuraena calamus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Genus: Cirrhimuraena
Species: C. calamus
Binomial name
Cirrhimuraena calamus
(Günther, 1870)
  • Ophichthys calamus Günther, 1870

Cirrhimuraena calamus, known commonly as the fringed-lipped snake-eel or the fringelip snake eel,[2] is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels).[3] It was described by Albert Günther in 1870.[4] It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling eel which is endemic to western Australia, in the eastern Indian Ocean. It forms burrows in the soft bottoms of inshore waters.[3]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Cirrhimuraena calamus at
  2. ^ Common names for Cirrhimuraena calamus at
  3. ^ a b Cirrhimuraena calamus at
  4. ^ Günther, A., 1870 (25 June) [ref. 1995] Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Gymnotidae, Symbranchidae, Muraenidae, Pegasidae, and of the Lophobranchii, Plectognathi, Dipnoi, ...[thru] ... Leptocardii, in the British Museum. v. 8: i-xxv + 1-549