Maxillary barbels shorter than head, unbranched and without tubercles, but with a distinct narrow membrane basal half of their anterior margins; outer mandibular barbels with few, simple and rather short ramifications; branches of inner mandibular barbels more numerous, subdivided and globose (Ref. 57223). Mandibular teeth strong and rather long, numbering 17-22 (Ref. 57223). Pectoral-fin spines finely denticulate, the serrations being stronger on inner than on outer margin; dorsal-fin spine anteriorly smooth (Ref. 57223). Humeral process deep, triangular, granulose and not keeled ventrally (Ref. 57223). Adipose fin very well developed and close to rayed dorsal fin (Ref. 57223).Colour: After preservation, the colouration becomes entirely light beige, with numerous small, dark specks (Ref. 57223). Live specimens are entirely yellow, with a dense pattern of black specks covering body and adipose fin; other, more widely spaced specks are found on fins (Ref. 57223).
- Paugy, D. and T.R. Roberts 2003 Mochokidae. p. 195-268 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57223) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57223&speccode=9563
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