Maxillary barbels without basal membrane, reaching to the anterior half of the humeral process and longer than the head; mandibular barbels with short, broad branches (Ref. 81251). Snout subconical; lips moderately developed (Ref. 81251). Premaxillary teeth forming a short but wide band; 22 to 24 movable mandibular teeth (Ref. 81251). Humeral process is twice as long as wide (Ref. 81251). Dorsal spine weakly serrated along the posterior edge but not along the anterior edge; adipose fin as long or only slightly shorter than its distance from the first dorsal fin; pectoral spines are strongly serrated along both edges; pelvic fin not reaching the anal fin (Ref. 81251). Caudal peduncle longer than deep (Ref. 81251).Colour: Body brownish or blackish, marbled with white; fins are whitish marbled with black (Ref. 81251).
Fermon, Y., J. Friel, H.H. Ng and D. De Weirdt 2007 Mochokidae. p. 698-752. In M.L.J. Stiassny, G.G. Teugels and C.D. Hopkins (eds.) The fresh and brackish water fishes of Lower Guinea, West-Central Africa. Volume I. Collection Faune et Flore tropicales 42. Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France, Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle, Paris, France, and Musée Royal de lAfrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium. 800 pp. (Ref. 81251)