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From Boulenger 1909, pp. 73-74.
Depth of body equal to length of head, 4 1/2 to 5 times in total length. Head once and 1/5 as long as deep; snout rounded, 1/4 length of head; mouth small, terminal, but situated below level of eye; a feeble mental swelling; teeth notched, 7 in upper jaw, 8 in lower; anterior nostril on a level with centre of eye, posterior lower down and separated from eye by a space equal to its distance from the anterior; eye a little shorter than snout. Dorsal 19, originating above 5th or 6th ray of anal, its length about 2 1/2 times in its distance from head. Anal 24-26, equally distant from base of ventral and from base of caudal, or a little nearer latter. Pectoral obtusely pointed, 2/3 length of head, once and 2/3 as long as ventral, not quite reaching base of latter. Caudal with rounded lobes. Caudal peduncle 2 1/2 to 3 times as long as deep, 2/3 to 4/5 length of head. 67-72 scales in lateral line,13-14 / 17-18 in transverse series on body, 11/10 between dorsal and anal, 16 round caudal peduncle. Brownish; a blackish vertical bar between origin of dorsal and anal.
Total length 110 millim. Angola.