Body deep, very compressed, with small, embedded cycloid scales; dorsal-fin spines with long filamentous membrranes; large bony bucklers along the bases of the dorsal and anal fins. Silvery to olive brown often with darker, wavy lines and distinct ocellus on the side. To 66 cm.
Commercially important throughout its range and a highly regarded food fish.
Around rocky reefs and over sand, in depths of 1-240 m.
Eastern Atlantic, western Indian and western Pacific Oceans. Southern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed