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From Boulenger 1909. pp. 153–154

Depth of body 6 times in total length, length of head 5 times. Head 1 ½ times as long as deep, with curved upper profile; snout rounded, projecting a little beyond mouth; width of mouth a little greater than length of snout; teeth truncate, 16 in upper jaw, 18 in lower; eye in anterior third of head, its diameter 2 ½ times in length of snout or interorbital width. Dorsal 30, 4/5 length of anal, originating nearly twice as far from end of snout as from base of caudal. Anal 45, originating a little in advance of dorsal (8th ray corresponding to first dorsal). Pectoral ½ length of head. Caudal rather small, densely scaled, with rounded lobes. Caudal peduncle twice as long as deep, ½ length of head. 102 scales in lateral line, 18/19 in transverse series on body, 25 in transverse series between dorsal and anal, 18 round caudal peduncle. Uniform dark brown above, a little lighter beneath. Total length 280 mm. South Cameroon


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© Boulenger, G.A.

Source: Africhthy

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