Sandy colour and broad silver stripe along the side. It also has a slightly serrated edge along the belly and in front of the dorsal fin, caused by overlapping scales. Small schooling fish, which occur abundantly in sheltered bays and are sold occasionally as bait.
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 10.6-23.8°C
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Large aggregations (486 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney