soft rays: 11 - 12. Dusky dark grey with 3 violet spots above pectoral fins; spots also above eye, on opercle and preopercle; cheek and snout with violet sheen; dark bar across pectoral base; edge of spinous dorsal with a light blue submarginal line (Ref. 4391). Juveniles bluish with a blue line from snout to eye (Ref. 4391).