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Updated 3/5/2014

Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Gymnothorax meleagris

Manana Island, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

La Perouse Bay, Maui, 20 feet

Pokai Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

 

Firehouse, Oahu, 45 feet

 

Pu'u 'Olai, Maui, 40 feet

Firehouse, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Kewalo Hump, Oahu, 85 feet

  WHITEMOUTH MORAY       puhi 'ōni'o     Hanabira utsubo

Commonly observed during the day on coral reefs at scuba depths.  Tapering head with straight jaws, interior of mouth white, golden brown with white dots increasing in size toward the tail.  Attains 40 inches.  Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.