soft rays: 51 - 56. Body brownish, a distinct, large dark blotch at junction of straight and curved parts of lateral line and a smaller blotch on middle of straight section of lateral line, many dark rings scattered on body. Upper profile of head without notch in front of eye. Scales on eyed side ctenoid on anterior part and dorsal and ventral margins of body on eyed side, cycloid on remaining areas. Pectoral fin on ocular side with 11-12 soft rays (Ref 9774).