Small slender fish with a pointed snout, eyes on top of head, protruding slightly above dorsal profile. Sandy coloured with pale brown cross bars and irregular blotches above, a conspicuous blotch on upper part of tail base, first dorsal fin black, tail with yellow and pale brown bands; eye metallic blue. To 9 cm.
This fish is rarely seen because of its small size and cryptic colouration.
Inshore on sandy bottoms, often near rocky reefs, in depths of 1-60 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed