Unique Characters: Underside of body completely covered by small prickle-like and/or rough cone-shaped scales. Pectoral-fin lobes separated from tail, forming distinct elbow. Lure prominent in cavity above mouth. A large, elongate subopercular spine ending in 4-8 sharp spinelets on each side. Rostrum like a shelf of sharp spines over the lure.
Similar Species: None.