soft rays: 7. Head scales reaching forward to or just in front of level of anterior nostrils. Scaled area between nostrils with a distinct naked wedge-shaped notch. Suborbital naked. Lower limb of preopercle naked. Pelvic fins moderately long, reaching to or just before level of anus. Lobes of caudal fin more or less equal in length. Color: Body silvery-white.