Fish with an elongated body, not very flat. It is characterized by its eyes, which are very large, and its mouth is very small. It is a yellow-greenish-grey fish, silvery and shiny on its sides with about 4-5 golden stripes.
It swims in large numbers of its species and it can be found on rocky, sandy or algae sea bottoms. It is omnivorous and feeds on crustaceans and algae.
It is a small fish about 20 cm long, and at most it can reach 60 cm.
It is captured with different gear: Dragnet and fixed gillnets.