Body extremely long and slender with a long, slender tail base; snout very long with a fleshy filament on the upper lip; pelvic fins absent; teeth fused into a beak. Greenish above, whitish to reddish brown below, with a dark brown stripe from the snout tip to the tip of tail and silvery stripe immediately below, tail yellowish-green. To 50 cm.
This bizarre-looking fish is occasionally taken as bycatch in commercial nets.
Coastal areas with seagrass beds and brown macroalgae, in depths of 1-40 m.
Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern