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Banded Morwong

Scientific Name: Cheilodactylus spectabilis

Description: The Banded Morwong has a series of brown bands down its body and is regularly included in volunteer ‘fish surveys’ within the Marine Sanctuary.

It feeds on invertebrates found on the reef and in sand including gastropod and bivalve molluscs, crustaceans, polychaete worms and small sea urchins.

By feeding on very small sea urchins, the Banded Morwong may play a role in preventing urchin barrens.

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 100mm