Body extremely flattened with both eyes on the left side of the head, dorsal fin arising above nostrils, anterior dorsal-fin rays elongated, space between eyes very narrow with a bony ridge, two pelvic fins, pelvic fin on eyed-side with a longer base than that on blind side; dorsal and anal fins separate from tail. Eyed side mottled brownish grey, usually with about 3 blackish blotches on lateral midline, left pelvic fin with a large blackish blotch. To 20 cm.
Silty bottoms, in 11-640 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