General Description

Body long, slender, eel-like, with long-based dorsal and anal-fins united with the tail; pelvic fins reduced to a tiny sucking disc on the underside behind the gill slit; pectoral fins absent; head short with a single sensory pore above and behind the eye; mouth small, just reaching to below front of eye. Plain or mottled greenish to brownish, often with large blackish spots or blotches along midsides. To 12 cm.


Rarely seen, although common and abundant in shallow inshore waters including rock-pools, among algae, rocky rubble and shells.


South-eastern Australia.


Inshore temperate waters including rock-pools, in depths of 0-30 m.

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