(total): 11 - 12;
soft rays: 8. Snout somewhat pointed; preorbital bone relatively narrow, its width usually less than eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob well developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Color is generally bright yellow on the upper half of the body and white ventrally; upper sides with four blue stripes, the uppermost extending from the upper edge of the opercle to the base of the last dorsal rays, and the lowermost from the rear edge of the eye to the middle of the caudal peduncle. The medial fins are yellow; the pectoral and pelvic fins whitish.