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Updated 12/16/2012

Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Gymnothorax undulatus

Phoenix, Midway Atoll, 50 feet

 

Midway Harbor, 10 feet

Kahuwai Bay, Hawaii, 25 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

Moku O Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

YO-257 Wreck, Oahu, 95 feet

San Pedro wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 70 feet

 

Juvenile, Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

Juvenile, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

 

Sea Tiger wreck, Oahu, 110 feet

 UNDULATED or GREENHEAD MORAY     puhi laumilo     Nami Utsubo

A common nocturnal species that lives in a wide variety of habitats.  It is an aggressive, unpredictable moray that will attack without provocation.  Tapering dark green head with curved jaws, body purplish-brown marbled with white.  Attains 4 feet.  Hawai‘i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.