IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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From Boulenger 1909, pp. 42-43

Depth of body 5 to 6 times in total length, length of head 3 2/3 to 5 times. Head 1 2/3 to 1 3/4 times as long as deep, upper profile slightly concave; snout rounded; jaws equal; width of mouth nearly equal to length of snout; teeth truncate, 16 to 22 in each jaw; eye small, in anterior third of head, its diameter 2 to 3 times in length of snout or in interocular width. Dorsal 29-32, 3/5 to 2/3 length of anal, originating 1 2/3 to 2 1/4 times as far from end of snout as from base of caudal. Anal 46-50, originating considerably in advance of dorsal (11th to 15th ray corresponding to first dorsal), and a little nearer head than root of caudal. Pectoral rounded, 1/2 length of head. Caudal small, densely scaled, with rounded lobes. Caudal peduncle as long as deep, 1/4 to 1/5 length of head. 80-90 scales in lateral line, 14-16/16-21 in transverse series on body, 23-25 in transverse series between dosal and anal, 16-18 round caudal peduncle. Pale brown, with dark lines along the series of scales.

Total length 400 mm.


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© G.A. Boulenger

Source: Africhthy

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