Found around sea grass beds and rocky reefs down to 15m in depth where it feeds on small invertebrates and algae.
Blue weed-whiting may form schools in sheltered estuaries over seagrass beds. Use a small hook and baits such as sand worms, chicken or prawns to target this species.
Handling: Handle with wet hands or towel for releasing. Remove barbs from hooks to allow easy release.
Not known for its eating qualities. Some fishers prefer the taste of the sand whiting to this one which can have blue-green flesh.