Body deep, compressed, oval; head small, snout concave; dorsal and anal fins long-based, with scaly basal sheaths; tail large, slightly concave. Silvery white with five or six broad vertical black bands. Juveniles resemble tropical butterfly fishes, and like them have ocelli on the rear of the dorsal and anal fins. To 40 cm.
Juveniles prefer shallow protected reef, seagrass beds, and tide pools, while adults often occur in pairs near rocky ledges.
Coastal rocky reefs, in 1-20 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