Body compressed, snout very long, pointed; first dorsal fin tall, short-based, arising just behind the eye, followed by a separate long-based second dorsal fin; pelvic fins with a tiny spine and three rays; orbital tentacle long, slender, or with several small lateral lobes; nasal tentacle simple. Variably reddish to brown, usually with complex markings. To 30 cm.
This species is one of the largest weedfishes, and is often seen by divers.
Amongst algae and sand on rocky reefs, to depth of 5 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed