Body elongate, compressed, scales small and deciduous. Depth 6-7. NO lateral line. Mouth large and oblique with large teeth.Carnivorous. Maxilla reaches front half of eye. Dorsal above anterior part of long . Pelvics small. Caudal deeply forked. Blue above. bright silvery below. Very popular common in market, caught by floating line (planting) trawl and drift nets. Usual size about 45 cm, may attain 150 cm. Trawl, South China Sea, 30-40 m.