Snowflake Moray: Puhi Kapa in Hawaiian

15 06 2009


The Snowflake Moray, Echidna nebulosa known as Puhi Kapa in Hawaiian, is a tough eel to spot in that it blends in so well with its surroundings.

This small moray gets to lengths of 36 inches in the wild and swims more often in the open during the day than other eels.

It is a carnivore accustomed to eating krill, shrimp, silversides and octopus. Watch carefully when you are snorkeling and you may spot on of these nestled beneath a rock or near sandy surroundings.


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