Body moderately deep, strongly compressed; two dorsal fins connected at most near base, first dorsal fin arising over or behind rear margin of eye. Colour variable, mottled, yellowish red to brown, with 7 reddish marbled bands extending onto dorsal and anal fins, a blackish blotch surrounded by white on middle of pectoral fin base; fins mottled with dark edge and transparent areas. To 15 cm.
Like many other fishes in the family Clinidae, this species has internal fertilisation and gives birth to live young.
On rocky reefs, in depths of 0-35 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern