Body moderately deep, compressed, rear half tapering to a narrow tail base; dorsal fin short-based, anal fin long-based, scales absent from fin base; eyes large; scales small, firmly attached, pelvic fins not reaching anus. Greyish or brownish above covered in tiny black spots, lighter below. To 13 cm.
These small fishes form schools and feed on tiny crustaceans. They are taken as bycatch in trawls.
Coastal reefs during the day and nearby sandy areas at night, in depths of 1-70 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed