Body slender, back arched, tapering posteriorly; head large, rounded, slightly broader than deep; eyes close together; mouth small, oblique, reaching to below front of eye; first gill slit closed by membrane to inner gill cover; head without scales. Overall tannish-brown, often with large white spots or pale areas on back and a black bar at base of tail. To 4 cm.
On rocky reefs in silty and turbid areas of harbours and bays, from intertidal depths to 24 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed