Gymnothorax nudivomer
(Playfair & Gnther, 1867)

Hawaiian Name: Puhi
Common Name:
Yellowmouth Moray
Distribution: Hawai‘i to East Africa

Remarks: Generally restricted to deep coral reef habitats (depths greater than 100 feet), this moray eel secretes a toxin in its skin.

Photo 1997 by Richard L. Pyle
This page last revised 12 June 1997