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Eels

Ariosoma fasciatus

(1: Red Hill, Maui)

Congers like to hide in the sand, so they're harder to spot.


Dragon Moray

Enchelycore pardalis

(1: Pawai, Kona)


Dwarf Moray

Gymnothorax melatremus

       
(1: Hoover's, Kona / 2-3: Sheraton Caverns, Kauai / 4: Stone House, Kauai / 5: Three Fingers, Kauai / 6: Plate Lunch, Kauai / 7: Corsair, Oahu / 8: Vertical Awareness, Lehua)


Freckled Snake Eel

Callechelys lutea

 
(1: Kua Bay, Kona / 2: Corsair, Oahu)


Hawaiian Conger Eel

Conger marginatus

 
(1: Hoover's, Kona / 2: Mala Pier, Maui)


Hawaiian Garden Eel

Gorgasia hawaiiensis

       
(1-2,5-7: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 3-4: Reef's End, Molokini / 8: Corsair, Oahu)

Garden eels also like to hide in the sand, particularly if you try to get close enough to take a decent picture.  Note the one barely sticking its head out to the right of the 4th picture.


Large-Eye Conger

Ariosoma marginatum

(1: Kua Bay, Kona)


Large-Spotted Snake Moray

Uropterygius polyspilus

(1: Mile Marker 4, Kona)


Slendertail Moray

Gymnothorax gracilicaudus

 
(1: Shark Fin, Lanai / 2: Harbor Ledges, Kauai)


Snowflake Moray

Echidna nebulosa

 
(1: Red Hill, Maui / 2: Black Rock, Maui)


Stout Moray

Gymnothorax eurostus

       
(1: Harbor Ledges, Kauai / 2: Stone House, Kauai / 3: Horseshoe Reef, Oahu / 4: Turtle Canyons, Oahu / 5-6: Koko Craters, Oahu / 7: Mala Pier, Maui / 8: Moray Eel Cove, Kona)


Tiger Snake Moray

Scuticaria tigrina

(1: Hale O Honu, Kauai)


Undulated Moray

Gymnothorax undulatus

       
(1: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 2-3: Mala Pier, Maui / 4: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 5: Moray Eel Cove, Kona / 6-8: Turtle Heaven, Kona)


Viper Moray

Enchelynassa canina

 
(1-2: Moray Eel Cove, Kona)


Whitemouth Moray

Gymnothorax meleagris

       
(1: Golden Arches, Kona / 2: Plate Lunch, Kauai / 3: Turtle Canyons, Oahu / 4: Barge Harbor North, Lanai / 5: Harbor Ledges, Kauai / 6: Pyramid Point, Lehua / 7: Dog Beach, Kona / 8: Turtle Heaven, Kona)

Unlike many other morays, the whitemouth moray hunts during the day.
   
(1: Kua Bay, Kona / 2: Harbor Ledges, Kauai / 3: Hale O Honu, Kauai / 4: Paradise Pinnacle, Kona)

This one is blind in one eye:
(1: Turtle Canyons, Oahu)


Yellowhead Moray

Gymnothorax rueppellii

   
(1: Turtle Canyons, Oahu / 2: Mile Marker 4, Kona / 3-4: Pahoehoe Beach, Kona)


Yellowmargin Moray

Gymnothorax flavimarginatus

       
(1: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 2: Ice Box, Kauai / 3-4: Horseshoe Reef, Oahu / 5: Pinnacles, Oahu / 6: End of the World, Molokini / 7: Buoy 2, Kauai / 8: Paradise Pinnacle, Kona)

This is a big old one:
(1: Dog Beach, Kona)

They hunt at night.  Note the yellow margin on the tail:
(1: Harbor Ledges, Kauai)


Zebra Moray

Gymnomuraena zebra

     
(1: Inner Crater, Molokini / 2: Makena Landing, Maui / 3: Hammerhead Point, Kona / 4-5: Hoover's, Kona / 6: Mala Pier, Maui)