Common Name: Banded Morwong
Species Name: Cheilodactylus spectabilis
Banded Morwong Image courtesy of CSIRO Marine Research
The Banded morwong is also known as Sea Carp and Red Moki. The Banded Morwong has a distinctive colouration being a silvery red colour on the body with up to eight broad dark reddish brown vertical bands on the flanks these bands are darker in juvenile fish. The belly and lower head areas are more white in colour with fins being reddish brown to grey with dark outer margins. Banded Morwong can grow up to 70cm long and approximately 15kg however more commonly taken up to 40cm. The banded Morwong is the largest of the Australian Morwongs.
New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Banded Morwong are found inhabiting shallow reefs and headlands with high wave activity
Prawns, Crabs, Worms, Cunjevoi and Small Fish.
Relevant Websites about Banded Morwong
Banded Morwong Size and Bag Limits
Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.
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