Greenish gray on back, shading to silvery sides. Fish in dark waters showing gold on throat, pelvic, and anal fins. Deep flattened body with small mouth. No scutes. 22 to 27 soft dorsal rays; 20 to 23 soft anal rays. Origin of anal fin slightly behind origin of second dorsal. Similar to Permit, but are less deep-bodied, and Permit have little to no yellow on their belly and longer lobes on their dorsal and anal fins.