Morwong ephippium (McCulloch & Waite, 1916)
Painted moki
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Latridae (Trumpeters)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 250 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands and New Zealand, including Kermadec Islands.
Biology:  Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Feeds on small invertebrates that are sifted then sucked up from sediment.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.01.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.02.21
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 18.02.21

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