Chirodactylus brachydactylus (Cuvier, 1830)
Two-tone fingerfin
photo by Coetzee, C.

Family:  Cheilodactylidae (Morwongs)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 240 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: Walvis Bay, Namibia around the Cape to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 17-18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-31; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-10
Biology:  Found in coastal waters from the shoreline to about 240 m depth, associated with reef areas (Ref. 9492) and rocky bottoms (Ref. 5319). Feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 27121).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 18.03.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.11.98
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.02.97

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