Redlip Morwong, Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus Allen & Heemstra 1976


Other Names: Red Lip Morwong, Red-lip Morwong, Red-lipped Morwong

A Redlip Morwong, Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus, at Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:
A distinctive morwong with bright red lips and a light brown to tan body with seven oblique brown bars and brown spots and speckles between the bars

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Dianne J. Bray, Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2419

Redlip Morwong, Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus Allen & Heemstra 1976

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Distribution

Endemic to Western Australia from the Recherche Archipelago to Coral Bay, although the species is rare on the south coast of WA.

Species Citation

Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus Allen & Heemstra, 1976, Rec. W. A. Mus. 4(4): 313. Type locality: Woodmans Point, WA. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Redlip Morwong, Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus Allen & Heemstra 1976

References


Allen, G.R. & Heemstra, P.C. 1976. Cheilodactylus rubrolabiatus, a new species of morwong (Pisces: Cheilodactylidae) from Western Australia, with a key to cheilodactylid fishes of Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 4(4): 311-325. PDF Open access

Edgar, G.J. 2000. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Sydney : Reed New Holland Revised Edn, 544 pp.

Edgar, G.J. 2008. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Sydney : Reed New Holland 2nd edn, 624 pp.

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270.

Hutchins, J.B. & Thompson, M. 1983. The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South-western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 103 pp. 345 figs.

Kuiter, R.H. 1994. Family Cheilodactylidae. pp. 644-655, figs 566-574 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp.

Lowry, M. & Cappo, M. 1999. Morwongs. pp. 172-179 in Andrew, N. (ed.).Under Southern Seas -— The ecology of Australia's rocky reefs. Sydney : University of New South Wales Press 238 pp.

Roberts, C.D. & Gomon, M.F. 2008. Families Cheilodactylidae and Latridae. pp. 624-632 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37377012

Depth:0-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:40 cm

Native:Endemic

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