Head and body silver in color with blue streaks; body with blackish streaks and spots (Ref. 4171). Dorsal fins crimson in color and with 10-12 + about 400 soft rays. Pelvic fin represented by a prolonged, ribbon-like ray.
- Heemstra, P.C. 1986 Regalecidae. p. 403. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4171) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=4171&speccode=16851