Body long, tapering towards tail; head depressed, eyes close together on top; mouth small, opening forward and downward; dorsal fins separate, pelvic fins large. Top of head and body with blue-edged whitish blotches or spots, and striated bands on side; males with bands of blue spots on tail and blue and orange lines on anal fin. To 13 cm.
The most common callionymid in Victoria's Port Phillip Bay.
Bays and shallow offshore waters on muddy, sandy or shelly bottoms, in depths of 3-50 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed