Body long, slender; body ridges indistinct; tail prehensile; head short, snout ridge not elevated, dorsal surface of snout concave. Females dark tan, green or yellow to white; males whitish to bright blue, with dark bars on side, gill cover scarlet, back white or with pale circles. To 10 cm.
This species is very well-camouflaged, closely resembling seagrass and algae. It is sometimes common in shallow sheltered bays.
Sheltered inshore habitats including tidepools, in depths of 0-3 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