soft rays: 12 - 14. Body and fins yellowish; no stripes or spots. Anterior parts of lower jaw with villiform teeth extending onto lateral surface, adjacent part of lip poorly developed in large specimens. Vomerine teeth present. Maxilla covered with small deciduous scales. Pectoral filaments 9. Lateral line unbranched, extending to upper end of caudal fin lobe. Swim bladder absent (Ref. 45049).