Diagnosis: Mouth terminal with anterior tip of upper jaw pointed. Anterior part of anal-fin soft-rayed portion well elevated in specimens greater than approximately 20 cm SL; with longest anal-fin soft ray (second) longer than longest dorsal-fin spine (sixth). Pectoral fin long, pointed posteriorly with 18-20 (mode 19) soft rays. Pelvic fin not reaching anus when depressed. Gill rakers 26-29 (mode 27) (Ref. 55727).