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Escal appendage pattern C; esca with a single elongate tapering anterior appendage, 33.3–43.0% SL, without internal pigment; a pair of filamentous medial appendages, half the length of escal bulb in 18-mm paratype, minute in 38-mm holotype; a rounded terminal escal papilla with two bilaterally placed distal pigment spots; a short unpigmented anteroposteriorly compressed posterior escal appendage; lateral and anterolateral escal appendages absent.
Subopercle large, elongate, dorsal end tapering to a point, without indentation on posterodorsal margin; length of ventral fork of opercle 30.3–32.3% SL; ratio of lengths of dorsal and ventral forks of opercle 0.44–52.
Epibranchial teeth absent; teeth present on pharyngobranchial II; total number of teeth in upper jaw 28–32, in lower jaw 33–37; number of teeth on vomer 6; dorsal-fin rays 5–7; anal-fin rays 4; pectoral-fin rays 15 or 16.
Measurements in percent of standard length: head length 50.0; head depth 43.0–48.5; premaxilla length 38.0; lower jaw length 47.5; illicium length 26.5–35.5.