Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread tropical Indo - Pacific. In Australia recorded from Queensland south to central New South Wales and including Lord Howe Island.
Frequents sandy and muddy substrates, estuaries and bays. Depth to 100 m.
Benthic feeder on small fish and invertebrates. Grows to 39cm.
R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.443.