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playfairii, Ophichthys Günther [A.] 1870:76 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 8; ref. 1995] Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1864.11.15.44. •Valid as Jenkinsiella playfairii (Günther 1870) -- (Dor 1984:35 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:8 [ref. 25356] as playfairi). •Valid as Cirrhimuraena playfairii (Günther 1870) -- (McCosker 1977:75 [ref. 6836], McCosker & Castle 1986:179 [ref. 5690], Smith & McCosker 1999:1668 [ref. 24715], Randall & Earle 2000:8 [ref. 25806], McCosker 2002:25 [ref. 25848], Mundy 2005:132 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:65 [ref. 30952], McCosker 2014:339 [ref. 33288], Fricke et al. 2015:64 [ref. 33895], Golani & Fricke 2018:27 [ref. 36273], Mohapatra et al. 2021:2 [ref. 38101], McCosker 2022:110 [ref. 39686]). Current status: Valid as Cirrhimuraena playfairii (Günther 1870). Ophichthidae: Ophichthinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Aldabra (Seychelles), Seychelles and Comoros east to Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.) and Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia). Habitat: marine.


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