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Family: Cheilodactylidae Morwongs



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27 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cheilodactylus ephippium McCulloch & Waite, 1916

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodactylus ephippium
[Painted moki]

Photo by Coetzee, C.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cheilodactylus fasciatus Lacepède, 1803

Photo by Coetzee, C.
 
Cheilodactylus fasciatus
[Redfingers]
No picture found
Pacific
Max. Length 27.4 cm SL

 
Cheilodactylus francisi
[Blacktip morwong]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Cheilodactylus fuscus Castelnau, 1879

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodactylus fuscus
[Red morwong]

Photo by Chester, J.

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cheilodactylus gibbosus Richardson, 1841

Photo by Chester, J.
 
Cheilodactylus gibbosus
[Western crested morwong]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Cheilodactylus nigripes Richardson, 1850

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Cheilodactylus nigripes
[Magpie perch]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Cheilodactylus pixi Smith, 1980

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilodactylus pixi
[Barred fingerfin]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Cheilodactylus plessisi Randall, 1983

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodactylus plessisi
[Plessis' morwong]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Pacific Ocean.
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cheilodactylus quadricornis Günther, 1860

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cheilodactylus quadricornis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus
[]

Photo by Caiger, P.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Cheilodactylus spectabilis Hutton, 1872

Photo by Caiger, P.
 
Cheilodactylus spectabilis
[Red moki]

Photo by Wolfe, G.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Cheilodactylus variegatus Valenciennes, 1833

Photo by Wolfe, G.
 
Cheilodactylus variegatus
[Peruvian morwong]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cheilodactylus vestitus (Castelnau, 1879)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodactylus vestitus
[Crested morwong]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Cheilodactylus vittatus Garrett, 1864

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodactylus vittatus
[Hawaiian morwong]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Cheilodactylus zebra Döderlein, 1883

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodactylus zebra
[Redlip morwong]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cheilodactylus zonatus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodactylus zonatus
[Spottedtail morwong]

Photo by Coetzee, C.

Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chirodactylus brachydactylus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Coetzee, C.
 
Chirodactylus brachydactylus
[Two-tone fingerfin]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Chirodactylus grandis (Günther, 1860)

Photo by FAO
 
Chirodactylus grandis
[Bank steenbras]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Chirodactylus jessicalenorum Smith, 1980

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chirodactylus jessicalenorum
[Natal fingerfin]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Dactylophora nigricans (Richardson, 1850)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Dactylophora nigricans
[Dusky morwong]

Photo by INIDEP

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm SL
Nemadactylus bergi (Norman, 1937)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Nemadactylus bergi
[Castaneta]

Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 81 cm FL
Nemadactylus douglasii (Hector, 1875)

Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.
 
Nemadactylus douglasii
[Porae]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Nemadactylus gayi
[]

Photo by SeaFIC

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Nemadactylus macropterus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by SeaFIC
 
Nemadactylus macropterus
[Tarakihi]

Photo by Scott, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Nemadactylus monodactylus (Carmichael, 1819)

Photo by Scott, S.
 
Nemadactylus monodactylus
[St. Paul's fingerfin]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Nemadactylus valenciennesi (Whitley, 1937)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Nemadactylus valenciennesi
[Sea carp]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic

 
Nemadactylus vemae
[]
27 Species of Family Cheilodactylidae
(Morwongs)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1916 Cheilodactylus ephippium Painted moki Southwest Pacific 20 TL
1803 Cheilodactylus fasciatus Redfingers Southeast Atlantic 30 TL
2004 Cheilodactylus francisi Blacktip morwong Pacific 27.4 SL
1879 Cheilodactylus fuscus Red morwong Western Pacific 65 TL
1841 Cheilodactylus gibbosus Western crested morwong Eastern Indian Ocean and 30 TL
1850 Cheilodactylus nigripes Magpie perch Indo-Pacific 41 TL
1980 Cheilodactylus pixi Barred fingerfin Southeast Atlantic 18 TL
1983 Cheilodactylus plessisi Plessis' morwong Eastern Pacific 43 TL
1860 Cheilodactylus quadricornis Pacific Ocean. 40 TL
1976 Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus Eastern Indian Ocean
1872 Cheilodactylus spectabilis Red moki Southwest Pacific 100 TL
1833 Cheilodactylus variegatus Peruvian morwong Southeast Pacific 44 TL
1879 Cheilodactylus vestitus Crested morwong Pacific Ocean 35 TL
1864 Cheilodactylus vittatus Hawaiian morwong Pacific Ocean 41 TL
1883 Cheilodactylus zebra Redlip morwong Pacific Ocean 22.1 SL
1830 Cheilodactylus zonatus Spottedtail morwong Pacific Ocean 45 TL
1830 Chirodactylus brachydactylus Two-tone fingerfin Southeast Atlantic and We 40 TL
1860 Chirodactylus grandis Bank steenbras Southeast Atlantic 180 TL
1980 Chirodactylus jessicalenorum Natal fingerfin Western Indian Ocean 50 TL
1850 Dactylophora nigricans Dusky morwong Eastern Indian Ocean 120 TL
1937 Nemadactylus bergi Castaneta Southeast Pacific 39.5 SL
1875 Nemadactylus douglasii Porae Southwest Pacific 81 FL
1865 Nemadactylus gayi Southeast Pacific
1801 Nemadactylus macropterus Tarakihi Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1819 Nemadactylus monodactylus St. Paul's fingerfin Western Indian Ocean 60 TL
1937 Nemadactylus valenciennesi Sea carp Eastern Indian Ocean 90 TL
1967 Nemadactylus vemae Southeast Atlantic



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