Magpie Perch

Cheilodactylus nigripes Richardson, 1850

Information Species Name and Family Fishes of Australia reports this species as being Pseudogoniistius nigripes Richardson 1850 I can find no reference for this so have kept it as Cheilodactylus nigripes This may change in the future

A morwong with two broad black bands on the body and a band on the head through the eye. One of the bands on the body may be pale grey in some individuals, and juveniles have a reddish tail that darkens with maturity. Individuals can rapidly change colour by lightening the dark bands.

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What habitats does Cheilodactylus nigripes live in?

Sheltered and exposed coastal reefs, found in caves and under overhangs, in depths of 0-25 m

What is the distribution of Cheilodactylus nigripes?

The species is found in temperate marine waters from Albany in Western Australia to Kiama in New South Wales. It is also found in Tasmania. Locally It is common behind the Island

How big does Cheilodactylus nigripes grow?

It can grow to a length of over 40 cm

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