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Updated 12/16/2012

Family Muraenidae


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.