Unique Characters: Greatly enlarged scutes along entire lateral line. Large eye. No finlets. No fleshy tabs on inside rear edge of opercle. Posterior straight part of lateral line with enlarged hardened scutes. Scales obvious over most or all of body. Adults with pectoral fins relatively short, equal to or shorter than head length. Pored scales in curved lateral line scute-like, expanded dorsoventrally (caution: in large fish may be obscured by overgrowth of smaller scales); dorsal accessory lateral line extends posteriorly below dorsal fin to between 8th spine and 4th soft ray.
Similar Species: None