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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cheilodactylidae Morwongs

Genus: Cheilodactylus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cheilodactylus ephippium Painted moki Southwest Pacific 20 TL 1916
Cheilodactylus fasciatus Redfingers Southeast Atlantic 30 TL 1803
Cheilodactylus francisi Blacktip morwong Pacific 27.4 SL 2004
Cheilodactylus fuscus Red morwong Western Pacific 65 TL 1879
Cheilodactylus gibbosus Magpie morwong Eastern Indian Ocean and 30 TL 1841
Cheilodactylus nigripes Magpie perch Indo-Pacific 41 TL 1850
Cheilodactylus pixi Barred fingerfin Southeast Atlantic 18 TL 1980
Cheilodactylus plessisi Plessis' morwong Eastern Pacific 43 TL 1983
Cheilodactylus quadricornis Pacific Ocean. 40 TL 1860
Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus Eastern Indian Ocean 1976
Cheilodactylus spectabilis Red moki Southwest Pacific 100 TL 1872
Cheilodactylus variegatus Peruvian morwong Southeast Pacific 44 TL 1833
Cheilodactylus vestitus Crested morwong Pacific Ocean 35 TL 1879
Cheilodactylus vittatus Hawaiian morwong Pacific Ocean 41 TL 1864
Cheilodactylus zebra Redlip morwong Pacific Ocean 22.1 SL 1883
Cheilodactylus zonatus Spottedtail morwong Pacific Ocean 45 TL 1830

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