This species is in the family Galaxiidae. Galaxiids have long, slender tubular bodies, lack fin spines, scales and adipose fins, have short-based dorsal and anal fins far back on the body and more-or-less opposite. About 8-15 cm in length.
Galaxiids are a group of primarily freshwater fishes. Many species are diadromous with marine larval and juvenile stages. Some species are pelagic, whereas others live on or near the bottom.
Widespread in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments, in depths of 0-5 m.
Galaxiid species are found mostly in cooler, temperate freshwaters of the Southern Hemisphere.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed