Body very long, slender, with two small, widely separated dorsal fins; snout short, mouth large, slightly protrusible, jaws reaching front of eye, teeth small. Translucent, pale to dark green above, silvery below, midlateral stripe broad, silvery or faint pink to dark brown; snout with fine dark speckles. To 11 cm.
This species forms huge schools close to shore.
Sheltered sandy areas and seagrass beds in shallow bays, estuaries and sheltered inlets along the coast, in depths of 0-5 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed