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Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Gymnothorax gracilicauda

Makaha, Oahu, 25 feet

 

SLENDERTAIL MORAY      puhi

A small species rarely seen at scuba depths.  Slender with a tapering head and straight jaws, yellow above, white below with brown flame-like saddles.  Attains 12 inches.  Hawai‘i and the Tropical Pacific.