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  • uniform silvery
    A 9; 2nd spine thin, < 1st ray
  • dark + stripes
    D 25-29
    mouth slightly under snout
    gill rakers 18-22
    preoperculum finely serrated
    A 7-8, 2nd spine 33-40% head
  • oblong, humped
    snout overhangs small, horizontal mouth
    back - oblique stripes
    start LL: dark blotch
    preopercle smooth
    A: 12-13
  • back: dark spots, flank - oblique lines
    pectoral base dark
    D 27-30
    D origin to LL 8-9 scales