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Updated 1/27/2013

Family Ophidiidae

HAWAII

Brotula multibarbata

Brotula, Angel Ledge, Midway, 80 feet, 90mm

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

 

Brotula, Angel Ledge, Midway, 80 feet, 90mm

 

Blowhole, Oahu, 35 feet

 

LARGE-EYE BROTULA     palahoana     Itachiuo

Uncommon in dark crevices at scuba depths but rarely seen until it emerges at night to feed upon crustaceans.  Catfish-like without a separate tail, dark brown with white markings on the face.  Attains a maximum of 24 inches but normally half that size.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.