Body long, slender, strongly compressed; first dorsal fin tall, with 2-4 segmented rays, arising over or just before hind margin of eye; pores around eye in a single series; pelvic fins with a small spine and 2 segmented rays (3rd ray tiny, hidden in skin); anal fin broadly connected by a membrane to about the middle of tail base; orbital tentacle short, simple. To 7 cm.
A rare species in Victorian waters.
Around rocks and algae, in depths of 5-13 m.
Parts of Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed