General Description

Body moderately long, compressed, head bluntly rounded, mouth reaching to hind margin of eye; dorsal and anal fins slightly elongated posteriorly, almost reaching to the end of the large rounded tail, slender pelvic fins and lateral line in two parts. Head dark grey to orange with deep blue spots, body greyish with faint darker bars, blue lines on fins. To 15 cm.


This colourful species hides in caves, crevices and under ledges during the day, becoming active at night.


South-eastern Australia.


Found beneath ledges and in caves on coastal rocky reefs, in depths of 3-35 m.

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