From Boulenger 1920 (translated from French)
Body depth 11 to 13 times in TL, head length 6 to 6 ½ times. Head 1/5 to ¼ longer than wide, somewhat rugose on top; snout half the head length, pointed, surpassing the mouth; space between the nares equal to the distance from the end of the snout to the eye; the latter is superior, its diameter 8 or 9 times in the length of the head and nearly twice in the interocular width; maxillary barbel scarcely longer than the outer mandibular barbel, about 1/3 the length of the head. Occipital process nearly three times as long as wide, largely separated from the interneural plate. Dorsal I 6, the first ray as long as the head, second dorsal very small. Anal II 6. Pectoral longer than the head, a little longer than the ventral, which does not attain the anal. Caudal peduncle narrow, making 2/5 or a little more than a third of the TL. Caudal strongly cut into a crescent. 24 or 25 bony plates dorsally and 19 or 20 ventrally, the five last ones completely surrounding the caudal peduncle without interruption. Dark brown above, white below; three yellow bars on the back, the first behind the base of the first dorsal, the third behind the second dorsal. Length 100 to 125 mm. Four individuals [types] from Stanley [Wagenia/Boyoma] Falls.