| Ecological Descriptors
|S, R (Co)
||Cru, Wor, Det
Robust body with broad head with very rounded snout. Large, close-together eyes that almost meet at the top of the head. Pelvic fins almost fused into a disc. Upper body with three indistinct saddles, as well as one more at the tail base. No lateral line or scales on cheeks or operculum. Lower body has a checkerboard pattern of dark spots against pale body. Second dorsal fin has dark stripes, and base of tail fin has a dark bar on base.
Common in limestone and rocky tidepools and exposed rocky beaches, as well as pebbled shorelines and reef crests. Depths of 0-3m (0-10ft). Feeds on small benthic crustaceans.
Benthic eggs with pelagic larvae.