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Dusky Morwong

Scientific Name: Dactylophora nigricans

Description: Since the area was protected as a Marine Sanctuary “Dusky’s” are now regularly seen on reefs in the park.

Dusky Morwong are a large greyish to brownish fish, with a whitish belly and rows of orange-brown spots along the side.

The Dusky Morwong feeds on benthic invertebrates such as polychaetes, isopods and amphipods, as well as brown algae.

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 120cm