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Red morwong

Cheilodactylus fuscus

(Image credit: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics)

Brownish-red to brownish-pink on the upper half of the head and body, and silvery white below, with pale angled dash-like markings on the rear of the body, and pale stripes running from the snout, over the eye to beyond the gill cover. They have a small horn in front of each eye.

Length: Up to 65 cm


Exposed reefs; 1-30 m depth

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Log this species in Victoria, if spotted west of Wilsons Promontory

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised Ed. (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

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