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Family Ophichtyidae

HAWAII

Callechelys marmorata

Kewalo, Oahu, 90 feet

MARBLED SNAKE EEL

Rarely reported from sandy areas at scuba depths.  Cream with small, widely-spaced black spots on the head.  The endemic Callechelys lutea has closely-spaced black spots that often form bars.  Attains 3 feet.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.