Body moderately long, compressed, head bluntly rounded, dorsal and anal fins greatly elongated posteriorly, almost reaching to the end of the large rounded tail; pelvic fins large; lateral line in two parts. Body bark blue to bluish grey with a dense covering of bright blue spots. To 33 cm.
These spectacular fishes often seem unafraid of divers and are very popular with underwater photographers.
Coastal and offshore reefs and drop-offs, usually in caves, crevices or under ledges during the day, in depths of 3-45 m.
Southern Australia, including western and central Victoria.
Fishes › Blue devils and hulafishes
Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed