Body long, slender, tapering towards tail, eyes close together on top of head; mouth small, opening forward and downward; dorsal fins separate; pelvic fins large, arising well before pectoral fin base. Well camouflaged, brown to orange with darker brown mottling above and blue spots on cheeks. To 35 cm.
These fishes are well-camouflaged on broken shelly bottoms.
Shelly sand and muddy bottoms of bays estuaries and along the coast, in depths of 15-183 m.
Southern and eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed