soft rays: 16 - 18. Color in alcohol light yellowish to yellowish brown dorsally, light yellowish brown to creamy brown ventrally. Upper lobe of caudal fin elongated at an acute angle. Snout relatively short, 1.0-1.4x eye diameter. Scales on lateral and dorsal surfaces of snout including area in front of eye. Upper jaw extending behind anterior margin of eye but not reaching its mid-line. Maxillary tentacle short. Lateral line descending gradually along dorsal edge of pectoral fin, separated from origin of first dorsal fin by 4 or 5 rows of scales, from origin of anal fin by 6 or 7, and from insertion of anal fin by 3-5. Pectoral fin moderately rounded. Lower lobe truncate or rounded .