Body very long, compressed, gradually tapering to a shallow tail base; dorsal fin single, arising over or behind end of gill cover, well before anus; pectoral fin longer than eye diameter; anal fin joined to tail or to base of tail fin; membranes between anal-fin rays not distinctly notched at edge. Dark brown with white mottling on top of snout and head, and along base of dorsal fin, forming white blotches posteriorly, and a white stripe from behind eye along midsides, forming a series of large white blotches. To 18 cm.
These very well-camouflaged fishes are rarely seen.
In weedy areas on shallow coastal waters, in depths of 0-20 m.
South-eastern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed