Body deep, mouth small, not reaching to below eye, beak-like teeth in jaws, base of spinous dorsal fin much longer than soft part, spines strong, compressed, spines and soft rays of similar length. Body pale greyish with five broad black vertical bands, fins tinged with yellow, black blotch on soft dorsal and anal fins. To 48 cm.
The beak-like jaws of this species are well-adapted for crushing hard, shelled invertebrate prey.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Data Deficient