Greyish with a distinct narrow black stripe above eye to tail in juveniles and females; males black, 2nd and 3rd dorsal fins often red. To 8 cm
This species was introduced into Corio Bay during the 1990's, presumably in the ballast water of ships.
Shallow rocky reefs and jetties, in tide pools, to depth of 10 m.
New Zealand. Australia, recorded from Corio Bay in Port Phillip.
Introduced to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed