Body deep, compressed; head small, snout pointed; tail forked; dorsal fin single, long-based, comprised of an anterior spinous portion followed by a low soft-rayed portion; middle-most dorsal-fin spines the highest. Silvery-white with about 6 dark brown or black horizontal stripes; fins mostly yellow. To 25 cm.
This species forms schools.
Common in harbours, bays, large estuaries and along the coast, usually on rocky reefs and around wharfs, jetties and pier piles, in depths of 0-30 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed