IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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From Boulenger 1909, p. 46

Depth of body 7 ½ times in total length, length of head 5 times. Head nearly twice as long as deep, with straight declivous profile; snout rounded, projecting a little beyond the mouth, the width of which equals 2/3 length of snout; teeth bicuspid, forked, 14 in each jaw; eye small, in anterior third of head, its diameter 2 ½ times in length of snout, twice in interocular width. Dorsal 33-35, 2/3 to 3/4 length of anal, its origin nearer root of caudal than head. Anal 55-61 originating considerably in advance of dorsal (15th ray corresponding to first dorsal) and at nearly equal distance from head and from root of caudal. Pectoral rounded, ½ length of head. Caudal very small, scaled at the base, lobes short and rounded. Caudal peduncle a little longer than deep, its length 4 1/2 to 5 times in length of head. 90-95 scales in lateral line, 13/18-19 in transverse series on body, 20 in transverse series between dorsal and anal, 14 round caudal peduncle. Brown, minutely dotted and indistinctly marbled with blackish.

Total length 300 mm.

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