Body deep, compressed, dorsal profile of snout deeply concave; large adults with bony knob above eye; dorsal fin continuous, very tall, fin-tips sometimes reach beyond tail; pectoral-fin base in advance of ventral-fin base. Body pale grey to pale yellowish green with 2 indistinct broad dark bands and a prominent dark spot on rear of dorsal fin. To 40 cm.
Common in some parts of its range, this species is taken in commercial trawls and is good eating.
In depths of 25-540 m.
New Zealand and southern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed