Dorsal fin with 11 spines and 14-15 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 rays. Pectoral fin with 18-19 rays. Body depth 2.7-3.1 in standard length. Dorsal head profile smoothly convex. Inter- orbital area flat. Mid-lateral body scales mostly ctenoid, not covered by skin. Rear nostril diameter about twice diameter of front nostrils. Caudal fin rounded. Color is Mottled brown, covered with small dark spots. Head and body with fairly distinct dark blotches, blotch on top of caudal peduncle brownish-black and conspicuous.