Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body and head strongly depressed; head narrow with snout length greater than head width. Gill openings not extending in front of pectoral base. Small eyes. Very short third dorsal spine; short fourth dorsal spine, its length less than snout width. Dorsal fin with 11-12 rays. Colour dark brown above with numerous very small darker brown spots, ventral body surface light tan; dorsal surface of pectoral fin similar to dorsal surface of body proximally, darker distally; ventral surface of pectoral fin light proximally, distal third gradually darkening to color of dorsal surface; pelvic fins darker distally. It can measure 140cm.
- Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
- Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
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