Body very elongate, oblong in large males, of moderate depth in females and juveniles; ventral flap small; central pair of teeth in jaws pointed; skin velvety to touch; no spines or bristles on tail base; first dorsal spine slender with very small to minute barbs. Males pale brownish-grey to pale greenish-grey, with scattered bright blue spots and a bright blue line along dorsal and anal fin bases; fin rays greenish, tail fin membranes bright blue. Females and juveniles pale brown, often with small brown spots above. To 29 cm.
A schooling species usually found in deeper offshore waters.
Offshore waters, occasionally in coastal bays, in depths of 10-70 m.
Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed