Cirricaecula johnsoni

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Cirricaecula johnsoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Ophichthidae
Genus: Cirricaecula
Species: C. johnsoni
Binomial name
Cirricaecula johnsoni
Schultz, 1953

Cirricaecula johnsoni, known commonly as the Fringelip snake eel,[1] is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels).[2] It was described by Leonard Peter Schultz in 1953.[3] It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the Rongerik Atoll, Marshall Islands, in the western central Pacific Ocean. Males can reach a maximum total length of 40 centimetres.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Cirricaecula johnsoni at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Cirricaecula johnsoni at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Schultz, L. P., E. S. Herald, E. A. Lachner, A. D. Welander and L. P. Woods, 1953 [ref. 3975] Fishes of the Marshall and Marianas islands. Vol. I. Families from Asymmetrontidae through Siganidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 1: i-xxxii + 1-685, Pls. 1-74.