The color of this fish is brownish-red with lighter blotches and small white spots scattered on the sides. The lining of the mouth is scarlet-orange. Blotches on the sides in unorganized patterns. The second dorsal spine is longer than others. Pectoral fins are longer than the pelvic fins, and the tail is distinctively squared off. Pale bluish margins on the rear dorsal, anal, and tail fins. Small black dots around the eyes.