Body deep, compressed; head short, mouth small; dorsal and anal fins long-based, soft-rayed portions tall near the front, tapering rapidly towards the slightly forked tail; body and fin bases completely covered in tiny rough scales. Silvery-grey, often tinged with blue, green or brown above, with two indistinct broad bands on the upper sides; pale-silvery below. To 60 cm, and a weight of 2 kg.
Sea sweep are omnivores, browsing on algae and zooplankton. They are an active schooling species, often seen feeding on plankton well above the bottom.
Inshore rocky reefs, in depths of 1-25 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed