Lateral line fairly straight, running mid laterally or slightly nearer the ventral contour than the dorsal contour. First anal fin ray scale-like, others ordinal and short. Pelvic fins reduced to a scale-like process spine. Body silvery white with slight red-brownish on dorsal part; several longitudinal pale yellow stripes on body.
- Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489
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