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Updated 10/4/2012

Family Ophichtyidae

HAWAII

Myrichthys magnificus   

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

 

USS Macaw, Midway Atoll, 40 feet

 

Fish Hole, Midway Atoll, 50 feet

 

Waikiki Aquarium

MAGNIFICENT SNAKE EEL      puhi lā‘au

Uncommon among rubble or hard reef at scuba depths where it may be observed swimming in the open.  Eyes small, cream with brown oval spots.  Attains 3 feet.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.  Closely related to the Indo-Pacific Myrichthys maculosus.