Cheilodactylus fuscus Castelnau, 1879
Red morwong
Cheilodactylus fuscus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Cheilodactylidae (Morwongs)
Max. size:  65 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: eastern Australia and northeastern New Zealand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults found on exposed rocky reefs down to about 30 m; juveniles on coastal reefs, amongst algae.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.03.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Randall, John E. - 16.10.00

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