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Gymnothorax albimarginatus

Outer Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 60 feet

 

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

Water Barge, Midway Atoll, 15 feet

 WHITEMARGINED MORAY      puhi      Heri Shiro Utsubo

Rare at scuba depths around the Main Hawaiian Islands but fairly common in the cooler waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  Tan with white fin margins, mouth, and dimples.  One of few morays known to have venomous, finely-serrated teeth.  Attains 40 inches.  Recorded at scattered locations from Central Japan to Hawai‘i, New Caledonia, and Tahiti.  Formerly known as Gymnothorax hepaticus.