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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Centrarchiformes
Family: Cheilodactylidae Morwongs

Genus: Cheilodactylus

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

Photo by Photo by Coetzee, C.
 
Cheilodactylus fasciatus
[Redfingers]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilodactylus pixi
[Barred fingerfin]



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

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



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cheilodactylus fasciatus Redfingers Southeast Atlantic 30 TL 1803
Cheilodactylus pixi Barred fingerfin Southeast Atlantic 18 TL 1980
Cheilodactylus variegatus Peruvian morwong Southeast Pacific 44 TL 1833



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