It has an elogate, compressed body. It has 32-34 vertebrae and is of a pale brown colour with a bronze-green shading and some conspicuous black scales at the back.
In Pacific drainages from Costa Rica to Panama and Colombia.
- Fink, William L., and Stanley H. Weitzman. The so-called cheirodontin fishes of Central America with descriptions of two new species (Pisces: Characidae). Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974.