Body robust, tapering gradually; head broad, slightly depressed with a prominent chin barbel; first dorsal fin short-based, second dorsal and anal fins long-based. Dark brown with fine white margin to dorsal and anal fins, body paler below. To 20 cm.
This nocturnal species hides under ledges during the day, venturing out to feed at night.
In bays and shallow coastal waters, on rocky reefs in depths 0-25 m.
Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed