Body fusiform, moderately deep, tapering sharply to narrow tail bases with keels on each side, two dorsal fins almost joined, tail strongly lunate. Pectoral and pelvic fins short and triangular. Dark blue green above, silvery below with five to ten dark narrow stripes on upper portion of body, fins brownish grey. To more than 90 cm.
A rare species in Victorian waters that feeds mainly on other fish.
Pelagic in coastal waters, in depths of 5-200 m.
New Zealand and south-eastern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed