Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. The head is relatively compressed. Snout pointed. The eyes are large. The mouth is small and inferior. The scales have about 10 rows of large and broad spinules. The body is generally brownish, with the mouth and gill cavity darker.
- Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
- Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
- Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
- Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea