A large species with a long, slender, somewhat compressed body, thick rubbery lips, and thickened lower pectoral-fin rays, some slightly elongate. Adults uniform olive-green to greyish, paler below. Juveniles deeper-bodied, silvery with rusty-coloured bars and spots above and on tail. To 1.2 m.
This commercially important species is often seen sheltering in small groups in caves and under overhangs. Juveniles are common in seagrass beds in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.
Sheltered and exposed coastal reefs, in caves and under overhangs, in depths of 0-50 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed