Head large, body robust anteriorly, tapering to tail base; head with a prominent spine at upper corner of the gill cover, eyes large, pelvic fins large, arising below and in front of the pectoral fins; scales absent. Variably blue-grey to tan with darker red to brown mottling, spots and blotches. To 28 cm.
Small, well-camouflaged fishes that are often seen darting around in tide pools or up pier pylons around the edge of bays like Port Phillip in Victoria.
Rocky reefs along the coast, in tide pools and around piers, in depths of 0-15 m.
Shore (0-1 m)
Shallow (1-30 m)
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed