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Brachysomophis cirrocheilos

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Ophichthidae
Genus  Brachysomophis
Order  Eel
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Brachysomophis, Eel, Crocodile snake eel, Callechelys, Highfin snake eel

Brachysomophis cirrocheilos, also known as the stargazer snake eel, is a benthic Marine fish belonging to the family Ophichthidae which refers to serpentine in shape fishes.

The stargazer snake eel is a large sized fish which grows up to 159 cm (63 in).

It is widely distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea included, and of the western Pacific Ocean.

It inhabits the sandy and muddy bottoms close to coastal reef between 1 and 10 meters (3.3 and 32.8 ft) deep. The stargazer snake eel has nocturnal activity.

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Brachysomophis cirrocheilos Wikipedia