- Dorsal fin continuous
- Membranes of dorsal and anal fins without scales
- Maxilla without scales
- 71–74 lateral-line scales
- First gill arch with 22–28 gill rakers
Silvery purple brown on back, silvery blue below.
Up to 70 cm TL.
Indo-West and Central Pacific in tropical waters.
Lagoons, coral and rocky reefs, from 5 to at least 120 m depth.
Feeds on fishes and crustaceans. Occurs in solitary or in small schools. Little else is know about the biology or ecology of this species.
Caught with handlines and vertical longlines.