Body moderately deep, depth much less than standard length; head with finely serrated ridges; eyes very large; tail deeply forked with extended tips. Silvery-red, darker above, horizontal edges of scales reddish forming lines; fins red, caudal fin with pale outer rays, eye red. To 36 cm.
This species is fished commercially.
Usually in schools near rocky outcrops and reefs, in depths of 12-157 m.
Southern Australia. In Victoria, may be found near Port Phillip Heads.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed