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Updated 9/16/2014

Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Gymnothorax javanicus

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 65 feet

 



Subadult, Kane'ohe Bay, Oahu

GIANT MORAY    puhi

The world's largest moray is rarely encountered in Hawai'i at scuba depths but is quite common in the tropics.  Robust with a blunt head and straight jaws, olive to rusty brown with angular black spots overall and a dark spot around the gill opening.  A dangerous species because of its size but not especially aggressive.  Attains 8 feet.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.