Moderately deep, compressed; snout pointed, ~ ¾ eye diameter; top jaw medium length, reaching to interopercle, tip bluntly pointed; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 17-21 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; anal fin base long, 26-31 rays, origin under middle of dorsal fin; tips of pelvics reach under dorsal fin origin; pectorals long, just reach pelvic origin.
Silver stripe along flank narrow (~ pupil diameter).
Size: 15 cm.
Habitat marine, coastal pelagic.
Depth: 0-10 m?
Southern Baja and the Gulf of California to Costa Rica