Body strongly compressed, rather deep; tail base and tail fin short; last 2 fin rays of second dorsal fin widely separated from preceding fin rays, last ray connected to base of tail fin; pelvic fins each with a tiny spine and 3 rays (inner ray short); orbital tentacle short, less than half eye diameter. Brownish with horizontal brown or silver bar behind eye and often darker bars on back. To 12 cm.
Like many other fishes in the family Clinidae, this species has internal fertilisation and gives birth to live young.
On shallow rocky reefs with brown macroalgae, in depths of 0-20 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed