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Updated 6/21/2014

Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Gymnothorax flavimarginatus

Portlock, Oahu, 45 feet

 

Kewalo, Oahu, Hawaii, 30 feet

Baby Barge, Oahu

 

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Sea Cave, Oahu, 85 feet

 

 

San Pedro wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Lahilahi Cavern, Oahu, 70 feet

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

 

Molokini Back Wall, 60 feet

Mokuleia, Oahu, 100 feet

 

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

 

Reef's End, Molokini, 60 feet

Sea Tiger, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 35 feet

 



Juvenile


Honokohau, Hawaii, 30 feet

YELLOWMARGINED MORAY      puhi paka

Common in reef crevices and caverns at any depth where it feeds upon fish, crab, and octopi.  Robust with a blunt snout and straight jaws that close completely.  Color consistent with a yellow base mottled by brown, a dark area surrounding the gill opening, and bright green or orange fin margins.  Attains at least 4 feet.  Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.