soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: frontal ridge behind the orbits slopes steeply into a wide interorbital trench
anteromedially, and into postorbital trenches laterally; posterior nasal opening separate from anterior margin of eye; elongate first dorsal spines absent; fifth pelvic fin ray branched once
dichotomously; body red-orange with four white dorsolateral spots between caudal region and origin of second dorsal; no white ventrolateral spots; facial pattern with two thin, diffuse white diagonal lines under orbit and one over preopercle (Ref. 57688).