Body depressed anteriorly; head depressed, dorsal surface slightly convex to flat in profile; mouth directed slightly upwards when closed; scales covering most of head, but absent from front of pectoral-fin base. Sandy coloured, scales outlined in pale green, grey or brown on top, underside paler. To 11 cm.
These fishes bury in sand leaving only eyes exposed to escape predation and await prey. Cirri prevent sand entering mouth and gill cavities while the fish is buried. They are relatively common off sandy beaches, although rarely seen.
Shallow, clear sandy areas with high turbulence in bays and along the coast, in depths of 0-20 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed