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Family: Cheilodactylidae Morwongs



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Coetzee, C.
 
Cheilodactylus fasciatus
[Redfingers]
No picture found

Max. Length 27.4 cm SL

 
Cheilodactylus francisi
[Blacktip morwong]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Chester, J.
 
Cheilodactylus gibbosus
[Magpie morwong]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilodactylus pixi
[Barred fingerfin]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cheilodactylus quadricornis
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean

Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus Allen & Heemstra, 1976

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chirodactylus grandis
[Bank steenbras]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Dactylophora nigricans
[Dusky morwong]



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

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Nemadactylus bergi
[Castaneta]



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

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


 
Nemadactylus gayi
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Nemadactylus macropterus
[Tarakihi]



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

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



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

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


 
Nemadactylus vemae
[]



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



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