Body very long, slender, tail base compressed, moderately deep, snout rounded, lower jaw slightly longer than upper. Reddish-brown to bluish or purplish, marbled with greenish-brown and darker blotches above, pale below; two oblique black bars posteroventral from eye; eyes yellow. To 36 cm.
This fish is common in lower reaches of streams, often partially buried in sand or sediment. Adults migrate to estuaries to spawn.
Coastal rivers, streams and estuaries, rarely in open coastal waters, to depth of 4 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed