- The upper body varies from red to pale brown in colour;
- Adults are orange-brown to dark brown above and pale below;
- Small juveniles are silvery with dark bands crossing the upper sides and dorsal fin;
- Grows to a maximum size of approximately 4 kg and 65 cm in length;
- Found in shallow coastal waters to a depth of approximately 30 m;
- Occasionally has a banded pattern and looks similar to the Banded Morwong, however, the Banded Morwong does not have a pair of small horns in front of its eyes;
- Feeds on worms and small invertebrates which are filtered through the gills from randomly-taken mouthfuls of sand or matter scraped from the rocks; and
- Are commonly seen resting on the bottom, perched on their long thickened pectoral fin rays.
References: dpi.nsw.gov.au and australian.museum.