Elongate body with large blue spots forming lines on the head and sides. Females resemble toothbrush leatherjackets by having a light brown body, but differ in the shape of the spine, which is slender and has minute barbs.
Max Size: 29 cm
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
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: Solitary (1 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