- Species presence
- Recorded In Australia
Occurrence records map
The Banded Morwong can be recognised by its distinctive pattern of seven or eight broad dark coloured bands. Many species of Morwongs (family Cheilodactylidae) are known to have distinctly elongated pectoral fin rays. The pectoral rays of the Banded Morwong however are only slightly elongated. source: Australian Museum Factsheets
- RLS profile v3
- Abundance: 4.431
- Behaviour: The species is abundant on deep reefs and generally congregates in small groups in large caves.
- Commercial_Uses: This species has recently been targeted by gillnet fishers, who receive a high price for live-caught animals for export
- Common_Name: Banded morwong;Banded morwong
- Depth: 3-50 m
- Description: The species is abundant on deep reefs and generally congregates in small groups in large caves.
- Diet: Benthic Mobile Inverts
- Distribution: Victor Harbor, SA, to Seal rocks, NSW, and around Tas. Also NZ.
- Frequency: 4.366
- Habitat: Exposed reef
- IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
- Invasive: Not known to be invasive
- Life_History: It occurs in eastern and western Tas waters, but is less common north of Bass Strait
- Max_size: 1000 mm
- Range: 293.860
- Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing
- South Australian Fish from the AFD
Names and sources
|Brown Banded Morwong|