soft rays: 7 - 8. Head spines weak - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic and parietal spines present, coronal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Lower jaw long, with moderate, wide symphyseal knob (Ref. 27437). Caudal fin moderately indented (Ref. 6885). Red with yellow to orange in color, smaller specimens mixed with black; 3 vague dark bands across head; jaws red; mouth pinkish white with yellow and black blotches; lateral line pinkish (Ref. 27437).