Endemic to southern Africa and found off the coast from Walvis Bay on the west coast to Kwa-Zulu Natal on the east coast.
Lives on rocky reefs and sandy bottoms at depths between 10 to 146 m.
Feeds on crustaceans, molluscs, sea urchins, brittle stars and worms. Tends to be more active at night.
Grows to 76 cm in length.