Fins - D1 - VII; D2 - 14-15; anal - 14; caudal length much longer than head;
Head - Maxilla not reaching middle of pupil; interorbital narrow less than the diameter of the pupil; teeth upper - teeth in a narrow band in both jaws, the outer series in upper jaw and both outer and inner series in lower jaw enlarged but not canine-like.
Color - Black spot on posterior part of spinous dorsal jet black, conspicuously ocellated with white. A black streak along lower margin of caudal, including several of the lower rays, and running from base to tip of fin. No dusky bars visible on sides in any of the types. Fins dusky; membranes uniting outer rays of ventrals white, instead of black, as in chlamydes. No black spot at base of caudal. Branciostegal membrane with a medial black streak. Anal blackish. (Gilbert 1892)
Distribution - Type locality: Northern part of the Gulf of California; Albatross Exp. Sta. 3031 and 3035, 30 and 33 fathoms. [Gilbert 1892]
Notes - ocellata Gilbert 1892:557; type not designated by Gilbert; Type locality: Northern part of the Gulf of California; Albatross Exp. Sta. 3031 and 3035, 30 and 33 fathoms. [Gilbert 1892] Lectotype USNM 107286 by subsequent designation of Ginsburg 1939: 59-60. Gilbert's original specimens were lost. His discription is based on a combination of three species. The only jar at the USNM labeled ocellata from the type locality was used to designate the lectotype. However, since it is not certain if Gilbert ever examined these specimens it may be a neotype and not a lectotype.