Background coloration pale or dark gray; head and trunk with multitudinous orange spots, orange spots also ventrally on the gill cover, prepelvic area, and chin; on trunk, orange spots from pectoral-fin base to caudal peduncle; background duskier in males than in females; first and second dorsal-fin spines in males bright orange, only first spine is orange in females; in both males and females, posteriormost four spines orange for three quarters of length, then black for distal one quarter; interspinous membranes basally orange; distal area of interspinous membrane of spines III-VII black with white margin; distal area of interspinus membrane of spines I-III dusky; distal margin of second dorsal fin red with a black stripe in middle of in; most of caudal fin dusky, distal portion pale; anal fin transparent; interradial membrane of pectoral fin dusky, rays transparent; pelvic fins white.
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