Body compressed, moderately deep, snout pointed, tail base without lateral keels; head and trunk covered with many small pores; outer margin of 2nd dorsal fin deeply concave; pectoral fin of moderate size, not reaching anus. Metallic silvery blue to grey on back, paling below, belly silvery white, head darker grey brown above and around snout and eye, creating the appearance of a "mask". To 66 cm.
This species is commercially fished.
Usually in deeper offshore waters but also entering estuaries, in depths of 3-650 m.
New Zealand and South America. South-eastern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed