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Family Muraenidae

HAWAII

Scuticaria tigrina

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet

Mokuleia Bay, Maui, 25 feet

TIGER MORAY      puhi

Uncommon in dark holes on shallow reefs.  Slender cylindrical body with a blunt head and small eyes, cream to flesh with purplish-brown blotches of various size.  Attains 4 feet.  Reported from scattered localities throughout the Indo-Pacific and Tropical Eastern Pacific.  Formerly known as Uropterygius tigrinus.