Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 14 or 15 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 rays. Pectoral fin with 15 or 16 rays. Body depth 2.4-2.8 in standard length. Body moderately deep. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped. 5 or 6 scale rows on cheek. Scale rows horizontal below lateral line, but rising obliquely above it. Caudal fin slightly emarginate. Colour is Yellow above, abruptly pale below, with 4 blue stripes. Fins yellow, but upper edge of pectorals rays dark. Dark dorsal spot sometimes present.