Snowflake Moray Eel (Echidna nebulosa)
Snowflake Moray Eel, Echidna nebulosa (Ahl). Puhi kapa. In: "The Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands, with a General Account of the Fish Fauna", by David Starr Jordan and Barton Warren Evermann. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, Vol. XXIII, for 1903. Part I. P. 574, Plate I.
The snowflake moray, Echidna nebulosa, is a moray eel of the family Muraenidae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to Lord Howe Island, and throughout Micronesia. Also found in the eastern Central Pacific from southern Baja California, Mexico, and from Costa Rica to northern Colombia, at depths of between 2 and 30 m. Its length is up to one m.
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