soft rays: 10 - 11. Males with light stripe near 1st dorsal fin base (Ref. 2798). Cheek naked; opercle usually naked, may have few large scales; pectoral base naked; belly usually naked, may have few thin scales; breast usually naked, may have one to five scales; predorsal region fully scaled with large scales numbering 10 to 15; first dorsal fin with two parallel black bands on basal half of fin (Ref. 34009).