Body robust, compressed; lips thick, rubbery; lower pectoral-fin rays thickened, some slightly elongated. Body pale reddish-silver with 7-8 wide brown or reddish-brown bands crossing sides, underside pale; bands become indistinct in large adults. To 1 m.
This commercially important species is often seen sheltering in small groups in caves and under overhangs.
Sheltered and exposed coastal reefs, in caves and under overhangs, in depths of 0-50 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed