IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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General Description

Trumpet-like snout, long, straight, and tubular, its length about 0.75–0.85 times the post-orbital HL. Mouth terminal, submental swelling absent. Truncate teeth in a single row around margin of upper and lower jaws, more than 12 in each. Body relatively elongate, depth 5–8 times into SL. Head about 3.1–3.3 times into SL. Snout elongate, as much as 12.9% SL, 40–42% HL, or about equal to the post-orbital length. Mouth terminal and very small. Teeth truncate, more than 12 in each jaw. Eye diameter small, 9–13% of snout length. Nostrils close to one another near tip of snout, far from eye. Dorsal fin with 19–21 rays (one simple + 18–20 segmented) about 59% of the anal fin length, anal with 34–39 rays (one simple + 33-38 segmented). Origin of dorsal posterior to origin of anal fins; dorsal originates over 12th or 14th anal ray. Pectoral fin about 40% HL. Caudal peduncle twice as long as deep, its length about 30% of the length of the head. 70–74 scales in lateral line. Color: dark chocolate-brown, fin rays and membranes darkly pigmented.

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