Body long, slender; snout distinctly shorter than eye diameter; jaw teeth small; anus well behind pelvic fin tips. Green to brown above, silvery below, with silvery or dark broad midlateral stripe, jaws heavily pigmented, gill cover silvery or dusky brown. To 10 cm.
This species forms large schools in surface waters.
Sheltered coastal bays and deeper estuaries, preferring muddy substrates and seagrass beds, in depths of 0-8 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern