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Eels and Eel-Like Fish

California Moray

Gymnothorax mordax

(1-2: Goat Harbor, Santa Catalina Island / 3: Hen Rock, Santa Catalina Island / 4: Arch Point, Santa Barbara Island / 5: West of Santa Barbara Island / 6-7: Sea Landing Cove, Santa Barbara Island / 8: Indian Rock, Santa Catalina Island)

Monkeyface Prickleback

Cebidichthys violaceus

(1-2,5: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 3-4,6: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)

Spotted Cusk-Eel

Chilara taylori

(1-8: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)

These come out at night.  They're shy, and will back down into holes in the sand when approached.


Anarrhichthys ocellatus

(1: Aumentos Reef, Monterey)

These are juveniles:
(1-5: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)