Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i 

 Family Muraenidae - Moray Eels 

Gymnothorax spp. -- Moray eels - Puhi wav.gif (916 bytes)

Description: elongate, snake-like body; no pelvic or pectoral fins; small gill opening; color variable.
Size: to 150 cm.
Habitat: nocturnal, found in holes and cracks on the reef.
Diet: reef fishes; crustaceans; octopuses.

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Last update: 1/25/2005