Body slender, compressed, with two separate short-based dorsal fins; head bluntly rounded, mouth very large. Bronzy to silvery green with a silver tube-like light organ visible along the lower surface. To 5 cm.
Although common, this species is mostly active at night and not often seen during the day. Males incubate the developing eggs in their mouths.
Rocky reefs in bays, estuaries and along the coast, hides in seagrass and kelp beds during the day, in depths of 1-30 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed