Body oval, compressed; snout short, pointed; mouth small with highly protrusible jaws; dorsal and anal fins long-based, dorsal fin low at front, higher towards rear; tail base slender, caudal fin slightly forked; scales cycloid, weakly attached. Body a pale silvery-pink to silvery-blue with a thin yellow margin to the dorsal, anal and caudal fins and faint blue and yellow markings on body. To 22 cm.
The Silverbelly is often seen in schools near seagrass beds, where they feed on benthic invertebrates.
On sandy and silty bottoms in shallow bays and estuaries, also in deeper offshore waters, in depths of 0-100 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed