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Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Scuticaria okinawae

Maui

SHORTTAIL SNAKEMORAY

Rare nocturnal species.  Slender body, head blunt, eyes small.  Body purplish brown.  Attains 3 feet.  Hawaii, Society Islands, Japan, & Mauritius.

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