Family Cheilodactylidae - Morwongs
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
Distribution: Southern Hemisphere (parts of Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans) and Northern Hemisphere (off Japan, China and Hawaiian Islands). Dorsal fin single, continuous or almost separate; spines 14-22; soft rays 19-39. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 7-19. No teeth in vomer and palatines. Adults with the lower 4-7 pectoral rays usually thickened, elongated, and free. Vertebrae usually 24. Moderately elongate and compressed fishes with small mouths and thick lips. About 1 m maximum length. Feed on small benthic invertebrates. Hide in holes at night (Ref. 7463). Inhabits subtropical and temperate nearshore waters; often solitary, demersal over reef substrates (Ref. 76788).
Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, daktylos = finger ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Centrarchiformes | Cirrhitoidei | | Cheilodactylidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
[ e.g. cephalopods]

Species/Synonymy list for the family Cheilodactylidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Cheilodactylus fasciatus Lacep├Ęde, 1803
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