Body very long, slender; snout pointed; mouth on underside, upper jaw protrusible; dorsal, pelvic and anal fins small, rounded, far back on body. Sandy coloured; dorsal, anal and tail fins with a large black blotch. To 50 cm.
This species feeds by poking around in the sand with its tube-like mouth, searching for invertebrates. It dives into the sand to escape predators.
Usually on sandy bottoms, especially in channels of bays and estuaries, adults in deeper offshore waters, in depths of 0-200 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed