soft rays: 47 - 52. Body moderately elongate, belly with 25 or 26 scutes. Eye large, lower jaw projecting; gap between hind tip of pre-maxilla and blade of maxilla a ligament, not a toothed bone. Dorsal fin origin well before midpoint of body; anal fin long. Resembles species of Pellonula, which have a distinct toothed hypo-maxilla between the hind tip of the pre-maxilla and the blade of maxilla (Ref. 188). Grayish above, yellowish to silvery below (Ref. 37032).