Head large, bony; bony rostrum on snout with a very small median notch with tiny spines; scales rough, those along lateral line large and spiny. Mottled reddish-brown to dark brown above, whitish below; inner surface of fan-like pectoral fins dark green to yellowish, with a bright blue margin and a blue-edged ocellus on the lower rear of fin in juveniles; spinous dorsal fin with a black ocellus.
This species usually lives below 20 m, and is rarely seen by divers. It is taken as bycatch in commercial fisheries.
Usually found offshore on sandy and muddy bottoms, juveniles enter bays and estuaries, in depths of 20-100 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed