soft rays: 10 - 16. Body elongate, moderately compressed laterally. Head relatively long, snout narrow, elongate; mouth terminal, lower jaw usually equal to upper jaw but may be longer or shorter. Overall coloration silvery with pink iridescence. Pale blue or green on back, becoming blue-green on the sides. Ventral surface silvery white. Pigmentation on premaxillae and on top of the head. Fins mainly clear or white, translucent, with lightly scattered pigmentation, pelvic fins immaculate.