soft rays: 19. Light red dorsally, shading to white ventrally, the scale edges brown except ventrally. Two longitudinal rows of indistinct light red blotches on body, ending in 2 dark red spots on base of caudal fin. Snout light blue with oblique yellow lines. Eye not very large, its diameter more than 4 times in head length of adults. Third and fourth dorsal-fin spine longest. Last interspinous membrane of dorsal fin connected to base of first soft ray (Ref 42740).