(Image credit: David Harasti)
The body is yellowish brown with two white bars running vertically across the middle. A yellowish-brown bar is present in between the two white bars. The posterior section of the fish is a brighter yellow than the yellow-brown bar. A black bar crosses the eyes. Scales are tipped with light grey/white sections, which give the fish a white spotted look.
In adults a blue line becomes visible running along the edges of the rear section of the dorsal and anal fins. Adults also tend to show a blue tinge to the upper portion of the black band crossing the eyes. The caudal fin tips are transparent.
Length: Up to 15 cm
Rocky reefs and slopes; 4-60 m depth
In New South Wales, log this species if spotted in Port Stephens or south of here
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/