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Updated 6/30/2024

Family Muraenidae



Gymnothorax eurostus

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet


Corsair, Midway Atoll, 115 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet

Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu, 3 feet


Blowhole, O'ahu, 25 feet

Blowhole, O'ahu, 25 feet


Typical color pattern, Maui

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet


Koko Craters, O'ahu, 35 feet


Kea'au, O'ahu, 60 feet

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 30 feet


Kewalo, O'ahu, 50 feet


Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 25 feet

Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

Magic Island, O'ahu, 30 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 25 feet

Pupukea Firehouse, O'ahu, 10 feet

South Kohala, Hawaii

Kahe, Oahu, 30 feet

  STOUT MORAY        puhi      Waka utsubo

Common on shallow reefs where it feeds upon small fish and invertebrates.  Snout tapering, jaws with a slight gape, color extremely variable.  Base color cream to rusty brown with few to many irregular tan to dark brown spots which may be arranged into rows of repeating blotches or bars.  The gill opening is not surrounded by dark pigment.  Attains 2 feet.  Anti-tropical from South Africa to Japan, Hawaii, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and Chile.