soft rays: 48 - 53;
Vertebrae: 91 - 96. Upper head profile slightly convex, rising gently from snout to nape; posterior confluence of frontal ridges before rear margin of orbits. Orbits nearly touching upper profile, interorbital space strongly convex. Pelvic fins reduced to 1 scale-like spine and 1 - 2 tiny soft rays. Pyloric caeca 13. Color is silvery; edges of jaws and opercle blackish.