Grey Morwong (Rubber Lip)

Grey Morwong


Morwong are characterised by an extended middle section of the pectoral fin. Grey or Rubber Lip Morwong tend to be a pale, silvery blue with the occasional hint of brown or green. These fish have much larger, thicker lips than the similar Jackass Morwong. These fish are characterised by a extended middle section of the pectoral fin.


Adult fish may attain a total length of approximately 80 cm and a total weight of 4 kg.


Grey or Rubberlip Morwong inhabit the continental shelf waters from Moreton Bay in the north to central Victoria and can be found as far south as Tasmania. These fish are commonly caught on or near reefs in water depths of 10-100 m.

Confusing species

Jackass Morwong are a similar species but are distinguished by a black 'collar' or band that runs from the start of the gill cover to the dorsal fin.