Cheilodactylus vittatus Garrett, 1864
Hawaiian morwong
Cheilodactylus vittatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Cheilodactylidae (Morwongs)
 Max. size:  41 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 66 m
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, Kermadec Islands (Ref. 8879) and Hawaii.
 Biology:  An uncommon species found in seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on a wide variety of small invertebrate animals such as crabs, shrimps and other crustaceans, polychaete worms, mollusks, heart urchins and foraminiferans (Ref. 3921).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.02.93
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
 Checked by: Randall, John E. - 16.10.00

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