The fringelip snake-eel (Cirrhimuraena playfairii) is an eel in the family Ophichthidae (worm/snake eels). It was described by Albert Günther in 1870. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kosi Bay, South Africa, and the Hawaiian Islands. Its lifestyle is mostly benthic but it sometimes swims at the surface. It is olive brown in colour, with lighter colouring in the ventral region. Males can reach a maximum total length of 39 centimetres (15 in).
- Synonyms of Cirrhimuraena playfairii at www.fishbase.org.
- Common names of Cirrhimuraena playfairii at www.fishbase.org.
- Cirrhimuraena playfairii at www.fishbase.org.
- 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.
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