Body long, slender, snout short, steep; first dorsal fin arising above middle of gill cover, usually connected to second dorsal fin; hind margin of second drosal fin connected to base of tail fin; orbital tentacle simple, or with two or more lobes. Head and body brown with dark bands or large spots, throat and belly pale, 3 short, blackish bars from eye. To 11 cm.
A rare species in Victorian waters.
Amongst dense macroalgae on rocky reefs and in tide pools, in depths of 0-20 m.
Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed