Diagnosis: Body oval, deep and well compressed. Mouth terminal, slightly oblique ventrally and the anterior tip o upper jaw bluntly pointed. Anterior part of anal-fin soft-rayed portion well elevated; the longest anal-fin soft ray (second) longer than the longest dorsal-fin spine (sixth). Gill rakers 23-25 (mode 24). Pectoral fin long and broad, with 18-19 (mode 18) soft rays. Pelvic fin when depressed almost reaching the anus (Ref. 55727).