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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Gymnothorax eurostus

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

 

Corsair, Midway Atoll, 115 feet

Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu, 3 feet

 

Blowhole, O'ahu, 25 feet

Blowhole, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Typical color pattern, Maui

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

 

Koko Craters, O'ahu, 35 feet

 

Kea'au, O'ahu, 60 feet

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 30 feet

 

Kewalo, O'ahu, 50 feet

 



Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 25 feet



Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet



Magic Island, O'ahu, 30 feet


Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 10 feet

  STOUT MORAY        puhi      Waka utsubo

Very common on shallow reefs where it feeds upon small fish and invertebrates.  Snout tapering, jaws with a slight gape, color extremely variable.  Base color cream to rusty brown with few to many irregular tan to dark brown spots which may be arranged into rows of repeating blotches or bars.  The gill opening is not surrounded by dark pigment.  Attains 2 feet.  Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific, but absent along the equator.