General Description

Body is long, slender and compressed (narrow from side to side). Dorsal fin is short-based. Belly and area before the dorsal fin has thick overlapping scales forming a slightly serrated keel. Body is sandy-coloured with a broad silver stripe along the sides. Body up to 10 cm.


These small short-lived schooling baitfish are commercially fished in some areas, and are often sold as bait to recreational anglers.


Eastern, southern and western Australia


Inshore coastal waters, sheltered bays and estuaries, in depths of 0-29 m

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