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From Boulenger 1909, pp. 36–37
Depth of body 7 to 7 ½ times in total length, length of head 4 ½ to 5 times. Head nearly twice as long as deep, with straight, declivous upper profile; snout rounded, projecting a little beyond mouth, the width of which equals hardly 2/3 length of snout; teeth notched, 12 in each jaw; eye very small, in anterior third of head, its diameter 3 times in length of snout, 2 ½ to 3 times in interocular width. Dorsal 19-20, ½ length of anal, originating twice as far from end of snout as from base of caudal. Anal 35-37, originating considerably in advance of dorsal (9th ray corresponding to first dorsal) and at equal distance from head and from base of caudal. Pectoral rounded, 3/5 length of head. Caudal rather small, scaled at the base, with rounded lobes. Caudal peduncle 2 to 2 ½ times as long as deep, ½ to 3/5 length of head. 80-93 scales in lateral line, 12-13/20-22 in transverse series on body, 18-19 in transverse series between dorsal and anal, 16 round caudal peduncle. Pale brown, dotted with blackish. Total length 145 mm.