It is an oval-shaped fish with a curved profile, with a large head and a small mouth. The oral cavity is orange, the body is golden with pink tones and the belly is white. It has a black spot at the base of the pectoral fins.
It inhabits areas of about 500 m in depth that contain with algae. It feeds on molluscs, small crustaceans and worms.
It is usually about 25 cm long, but it can reach 35 cm in length.
Its spawning season is from June to September.
It is captured with different fishing gear: Dragnet, trammel and fixed gillnets.
Whitefish, it has a high content of protein and little fat.