(total): 149-151. Eyes large; snout short, acutely pointed, with well-developed terminal scute; underside of the snout, most of the suborbital, and anterior part of the mandible mostly naked. Spinules on body scales broadly lanceolate to shield-shaped, arranged in somewhat converging rows. Overall color is brownish; abdomen violaceous; gill membranes blackish; fins dusky. Also Ref. 2800.