Body long, slender; body ridges indistinct; tail prehensile; head short, snout ridge slightly elevated in large individuals. Tan to dark brown with brown or white markings, often with diffuse dark bands and pale interspaces; dorsal fin usually with a dark anterior blotch. To 11 cm.
Rarely seen, possibly due to its small size and excellent camouflage.
In shallow inshore waters and tide-pools in seagrass beds and amongst macroalgae, in depths of 1-37 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed
- Fisheries Act 1995 : Protected Aquatic Biota