Body long, slender; dorsal and anal fins long based, anterior dorsal-fin spines slinghtly longer than rest;tail pointed,;jaw teeth fused into a beak. Greenish to brownish, juveniles with a pale streak from cheeks to lower sides; males with fine blue lines on head, and bright orange and blue lines on lower part of dorsal fin. To 20 cm.
Bays, estuaries and along the coast, in depths of 1-18 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