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Updated 3/5/2014

Family Muraenidae


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.