(total): 34 - 36;
soft rays: 23 - 28;
Vertebrae: 49 - 51. Caudal rounded (Ref. 6885). Color variable with several phases, reddish, green, dark and silver bars, which intermix freely; there is usually a strong dark ocellus above the lateral line canal behind the pectoral fin and there may be additionally several series of dark spots of various intensities; fins weakly pigmented at bases, anal and pectorals most so; head often with pigment bars radiating from eye (Ref. 6885).