Fins - D1 - VII, none filamentous; D2 - 11; pectoral - 18; anal - 10; pelvic I,5, fins seperate, anterior frenum absent
Head - Maxilla ends at anterior of eye; anterior nostril wide, very erect tube same height as posterior nostril; interorbital wide, equal to eye diameter.
Color - Overall body brown with striking pattern of oblique white bands on head, and white bars on body; median fins with dark membranes and white rays.
Distribution - Pacific from Baja California to Equador
Habitat - Perfers areas of reef rubble and cobble well covered by algae in depths from 3 - 75 feet