IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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From Boulenger 1909, pp. 38–39.

Depth of body 6 times in total length, length of head 4 2/3 times. Head 1 2/3 as long as deep, with straight, declivous upper profile; snout rounded, projecting a little beyond the mouth; width of mouth a little greater than length of snout; teeth truncate, 12 in upper jaw, 14 in lower; eye very small, situated in anterior third of head, its diameter 3 times in length of snout or interorbital width.
 Dorsal 30-31, 4/5 length of anal, originating 1 2/3 as far from end of snout as from base of caudal. Anal 40–46, originating a little in advance of dorsal (its 7th or 8th ray corresponding to first
dorsal), and slightly nearer head than base of caudal. Pectoral ½ length of head. Caudal rather small, densely scaled, with rounded lobes. Caudal peduncle 2 ½ times as long as deep, ½ length of head. 90-93 scales in lateral line, 14-15/19-20 in transverse series on body. 21-23 in transverse series between dorsal and anal, 18 round caudal peduncle. Pale brownish.

Total length 410 millim.


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© G.A. Boulenger

Source: Africhthy

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