Body very deep; pelvic-fin origin below pectoral-fin base; dorsal fin long-based, anterior rays very tall. Dark blue to grey above, paler below, scattered with large silver spots, eye, mouth and throat red, fins reddish. To 1.8 m.
These rare oceanic fishes feed on squid, jellyfishes, small crustaceans and other fishes.
Tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters, in 0-350 m.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed