soft rays: 100. Light organ a dark streak extending forward from anus to chest, streak broadened at either end but anterior fossa not broadly naked. Spinules on scales slender, conical, recurved, in irregular subparallel rows to somewhat quincunx pattern. Color is light brownish to gray-brown; with faint diagonal bands in some individuals. First dorsal fin with a dark band across the middle; the pelvic fins black-tipped, its base blackish.