Two pair of small barbules attached to the extremity of the hyoid bone, the anterior pair shorter than the other. Flesh-colour; the dorsal and anal fins edged with black. Length from eight to ten inches*. Cuv.
Introduced into the British Fauna by Berkenhout, but without the mention of any authority for its insertion. Must, in consequence, be considered as a very doubtful native. Found in the Mediterranean, along with another closely allied species.