Body fusiform, slender, slightly compressed, tapering to very narrow tail base with two small keels on each side; two widely separated dorsal fins, tail forked; pectoral and pelvic fins small. Iridescent green above with irregular dark markings especially below lateral line, silvery below; fins yellowish green. To more than 40 cm.
A common species of migratory and shoaling habit, occurring in large numbers off southern coasts.
In coastal waters and the open sea.
Known mainly from the central and western Pacific, including Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed