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Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Gymnothorax melatremus

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Sharkfin, Lana'i, 60 feet

Kewalo, Oahu, 70 feet

DWARF MORAY      puhi

Locally common in small holes along ledges at scuba depths.  Head blunt with straight jaws and bright eyes with a dark vertical bar, cream or yellow with finely reticulated with brown, and a dark spot around the gill opening.  Attains 10 inches.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.