Body deep, compressed, head profile rounded; dorsal fin long-based; scales absent from space between eyes; jaws with peg-like teeth at front and molars at the rear, and a greatly enlarged molar at rear of each jaw; scales smooth to touch. Body silvery with golden-yellow to brownish lines along scale rows. To 80 cm.
Widespread in bays and estuaries and on shallow coastal reefs, in depths of 0-60 m.
In Victoria, mainly eastern areas.
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed