Head spines strong to moderate - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic (may be absent), coronal and parietal spines present, nuchals usually absent (Ref. 27437). 2nd anal fin spine longer than 3rd (Ref. 27436). Posterior margin of caudal fin almost straight (Ref. 6885). Light pink to red with 4 darker red vertical bars on body (the first extending from front of dorsal to the base of pectoral, the last found on the caudal peduncle), the bars more prominent on smaller fish; 1 dark bar radiating from each eye (Ref. 27436).