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Critter of the Month

Conger Eel



Mustache Conger Eel




Conger Eels are generally found in cool waters. But there is one species found in Hawaii, and in particular at our own Sharks Cove - the Moustache Conger eel. This eel can reach 4-5 inches long and is brownish greay in color. During the day, they hide in holes and ledges coming out at night to hunt.

The eel in these pictures is a local resident of the cove. He lives with several species of shrimp by day. Local divers can often see the shrimp cleaning the teeth of the eel or may even get their own fingers cleaned if they linger close by long enough!