It is a fusiform and robust fish. It has three dorsal fins, with a short distance between them. After the second dorsal fin and the anal fin it has 7 to 9 finlets. The pectorals are short, not exceeding the vertical of the midpoint of the first dorsal. The caudal peduncle has a keel on each side.
It is a type of fish with firm, red meat and very pleasant to the palate. Cut into fresh fillets, one way to prepare it is grilled or grilled.