CRITTER: Meet puhi the Stout Moray Eel

Terry Lilley / Contributed photo

This two foot long moray eel is the most common eel in Hawaiian waters.

This two-foot-long moray eel is the most-common eel in Hawaiian waters, but it is usually misidentified. The Hawaiians only gave it the general name “puhi,” which is the first name for all of the morays. But they did not give it a second name, more than likely due to the many different colors this eel can have.