IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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From Boulenger (1899):

Depth of body 2 to 2 1/3 times in total length, length of head 3 to 4 times. Head about twice as long as broad, upper profile feebly concave; snout short, broadly truncate, twice as broad as long, as long as or a little shorter than eye, not projecting beyond lower jaw; eye 3½ (young) to 5 times in length of head; a narrow adipose lid in front of and behind eye; interorbital width about half length of head. Gill-rakers very short, about 50 on lower part of anterior arch. Dorsal 17-19 (4-5 unbranched), originating above last ray of ventral, falciform, anterior rays

at least as long as head. Adipose fin much longer than deep, its base 2/3 to 3/4 its distance from dorsal. Anal 25-29 (3-4 unbranched), pointed, anterior rays produced. Pectoral about 2/3 length of head, reaching, or nearly reaching, ventral. Caudal forked. Caudal peduncle as long as deep or a little longer. Scales 55-60, 13-14/16-18, 10-12 between lateral line and root of ventral. Silvery, bluish grey on the back.

Total length 750 mm.

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