soft rays: 8 - 10. Dorsal profile of head high. Interorbital space strongly convex. Eye relatively large with an adipose lid. Preorbital bone narrow, less than eye diameter. Snout relatively short and pointed. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Predorsal scales on top of head beginning above middle of eye. Scale rows above and below lateral line rising obliquely toward dorsal profile. Adults greenish-grey to reddish with yellowish fins (Ref. 48635).