Body slender, head depressed with several distinctive, vertical, horizontal, transverse, and oblique raised flaps, transverse flap behind each eye long; eyes close together. Brown with thin brown lines forming a reticulated pattern, upper half of pectoral fin black, females with white spots on dorsal fins and caudal fin. To 14 cm.
Difficult to distinguish from the related species C. mucosus.
Shallow coastal rocky reefs, in depths of 0-30 m.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed