Crested morwong

The Crested morwong lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 5 - 30 m environment.

The Crested Morwong can be recognised by the dark stripe, which crosses from the spiny part of the dorsal fin to the lower lobe of the caudal fin. There are pairs of knob-like protrusions in front of the eyes and above the upper lip. More

Image: A Crested Morwong at Fly Point - Add comment Add tags A Crested Morwong at Fly Point Description A Crested Morwong at a depth of 12 m, Fly Point, Port Stephens, New More

The Crested Morwong, Cheilodactylus vestitus, is quite common at Julian Rocks, and is usually found singly. It is white with broad black bars, yellow along the back and behind the eye. More

A Crested morwong at a depth of 18 m, Fly Point Marine... More

Common names

Crested morwong in English
Eastern crested morwong in English
Eastern magpie morwong in English
Eastern morwong in English
magpie morwong in English
披鱗唇指 in Mandarin Chinese
披鳞唇指 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Cheilodactylidae
Genus : Goniistius
Species : Goniistius vestitus
Authority : Castelnau, 1879