Head moderately large; a smooth bony ridge below eye; prominent spines on gill cover. Pinkish to whitish, with 3 broad orange to dark brown bands on sides, extending onto fins, and often with dark speckles. To 40 cm.
Shallow-water and deeper populations of these fishes may represent separate species. It is commercially fished throughout its range. The fin spines are venomous.
Coastal reefs and sandy bottoms, in depths of 10-330 m.
Venomous spines can inflict mild to severe pain.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed