Body long, slender; snout very long; body ridges low; tail fin small. Males and females similar - greyish-brown to dark brown with pale bars across the back and many pearly spots; ventral ridges have distinct pale markings. To 16 cm.
On low sandy reefs and sparse seagrass beds, in shallow bays and estuaries, in depths of 2-15 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