(Image credit: David Harasti)
Cream/white body with large adjoining brown spots that form irregular shaped almost vertical bars across body. In between these bars are small orange-gold spots. Fins are a semi-transparent brownish colour.
Length: Up to 1 m
Estuaries, mangroves and protected silty reef. Can tolerate brackish water. Juveniles reside in estuaries with a sandy/muddy bottom and mangroves/estuaries. Mature adults migrate out of mangroves and into nearshore and outer reef habitat; 0-100 m depth
In New South Wales, log if spotted south of Smokey Cape
In Western Australia, log if spotted south of the Abrolhos Islands
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/
Allen,G. R (2009) ' Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia'. Fourth Edition.Western Australian Museum. Perth. Western Australia.
Andrewartha,B & Tuma, D. (2007) "Fil-o-fish Australia: Recreational and commercial fish handbook" Balnarring. Victoria. Australia