Body elongate, robust; head robust, flat on top; mouth directed upwards when closed; scales absent from most of head; front of pectoral-fin base scaled. Sandy coloured; densely covered with small, irregular brownish to golden markings above, paler below. To 12 cm.
These fishes bury in sand leaving only eyes exposed to escape predation and await prey. Cirri prevent sand entering mouth and gill cavities while the fish is buried.
On soft sediments in bays and along the coast, in depths of 3-18 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed