Hawaiian garden eel

The Hawaiian garden eel lives in the demersal, non-migratory, marine, depth range 11 - 53 m environment.

The Hawaiian Garden Eel (Gorgasia hawaiiensis) is found in vast sandy gardens of hundreds of eels, with just the top half of their bodies swaying in the current as they feed on the plankton. They are shy and retreat back into the sand when divers approach. More

look at curious divers, the Hawaiian garden eel lives its entire life in one location surrounded by a colony of its peers. It is so shy that it will disappear down its hole in the sand at the mere sight of a diver. More

Hawaiian garden eel, Gorgasia hawaiiensis Whitespotted garden eel, Gorgasia maculata Whitespotted garden eel, Gorgasia maculata Spotted garden eel, Heteroconger hassi Spotted garden eel, More

Common names

Hawaiian garden eel in English
Puhi in Hawaiian
Puhi in Unknown
Úhořovec havajský in Czech (česky)

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Order : Anguilliformes
Family : Congridae
Genus : Gorgasia
Species : Gorgasia hawaiiensis
Authority : Randall & Chess, 1980