Body long, slender yet robust; dorsal and anal fins continuous with the pointed tail, pectoral fins prominent; dorsal fin arising above pectoral fin . Dark grey to blue-black above, underside of head not pale. To 2 m.
This eel hides in caves and crevices during the day, and is active at night feeding on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods. It sometimes invades cray pots to acquire an easy meal.
Rocky reefs in bays and along the coast, in depths of 1-120 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed