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Updated 12/16/12

Family Muraenidae


Gymnothorax rueppellii

Sand Island, Oahu, 25 feet


Sharks Cove, Oahu

South Kona, Hawaii

YELLOWHEAD MORAY      puhi ‘ou

Uncommon in crevices at scuba depths.  Tapering yellowish-green head with curved jaws, body gray with wide brown bars becoming obscure in large adults, and a white fin margin.  Attains 3 feet.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Gymnothorax petelli.