Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated body. End of upper jaw relatively broad. Soft anal fin base distinctly shorter than dorsal fin base; in adults, length of dorsal fin lobe about equal or slightly longer than pectoral fin and 15-18% fork length. Caudal peduncle grooves present. Lateral line without scutes. Colour: in adults, not well established, large fish reported to be 'old rose' coloured. Up to 72 cm in length.