Body long, slender; dorsal fin short-based, positioned above pelvic fin, anterior rays much longer than those near rear of fin; caudal fin deeply forked; pectoral and pelvic fins small, pectoral fins low on body; belly rounded with smooth scales. Dark blue above, silvery below with a pair of longitudinal dark blue streaks near centre of caudal fin. To 12 cm.
This species forms large schools in shallow bays and estuaries along the coast.
Shallow bays and estuaries, in depths of 1-60 m.
Western, southern and eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed