Body robust, oblong, mostly covered by small spines; chin not prominent; nostril tube divided nearly to base. Body dark blue with a brownish tinge and many small white spots, underside white, fins dusky. To 43 cm.
Usually in deeper offshore waters, in depths of 40-360 m.
New Zealand, South Africa and Taiwan to Japan. Rare in southern Australia.
Poisonous toxins in body.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed