Dusky morwong

The Dusky morwong lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range - 60 m environment.

The Dusky Morwong can be recognised by its colouration. Adults are greyish to brownish grey above and whitish below. Immature fish are silvery with rows of orangish spots on the sides of the body. There are dark spots on the dorsal and caudal fins. More

the butterfish or dusky morwong is not rated as a top sporting fish however they fight almost as well as snapper and can test the skill and tackle of the most experienced anglers. More

Unlike its relative, the Blue Morwong, Dusky Morwong are found in relatively shallow water of up to about 20 metres, both amongst the sea grass beds and on rocky reefs, often resting on the bottom. More

A Dusky morwong at a depth of 5 m, Rapid Bay Jetty, South... Click to show "morwong" result 14 200 x 297 20 kb Banded morwong, Cheilodactylus spectabilis... More

my guess is that it is a dusky morwong (see links for pics of dusky morwong) http://www.scuba-equipment-usa.com/marine/...nigricans).html http://www.mlssa.asn.au/photos/1105.jpg http://users.ncable.net.au/~anewton/silver.html leaveitMar 5 2006, 10:12 PM You are very right Glen...good spotting. To bad they arent good eating fish... More

Common names

black butterfish in English
Butter perch in English
Butterfish in English
Dusky morwong in English
Nunckla in English
Nunda in English
Shitfish in English
Strongfish in English
Tillywurti in English
長體胸指 in Mandarin Chinese
长体胸指 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cheilodactylidae
Genus : Dactylophora
Species : Dactylophora nigricans
Authority : Richardson, 1850