Body deep, oval, compressed; head short, mouth small; scales small. Silvery grey, darker above, with about 11 narrow vertical lines on each side, often faint. To 62 cm.
These fishes form large schools in rocky areas where they graze on algae and encrusting invertebrates.
In shallow bays, estuaries and along the coast, around reefs and beneath jetties, in depths of 0-20 m; juveniles in seagrass beds.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed