Body long, slender; dorsal fin single, arising over or behind gill cover, often joined to tail fin; anal fin joined to tail fin, or connected to base of tail fin; orbital tentacle absent; last anal-fin ray reaching to, or nearly to tail base; lower lip fleshy with a flap extending forward beyond upper lip. Dark brown to black with a creamy white stripe along the upper body and a row of white spots along the midside, head mottled. To 8 cm.
These well-camouflaged fishes are rarely seen.
Usually buried in sand under or near rocks, in depths of 0-10 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed