soft rays: 33 - 41;
Vertebrae: 52. Head naked, covered with soft, tough skin. Cephalic lateralis system with 5 pores each in the supraorbital, preopercular, and mandibular series and 4 in posttemporal series. No trace of supratemporal commissure. Two pores joined by a short, dark canal on lachrymal on each side of snout above the maxillae. Snout elongate with upper jaw shorter than the lower jaw. Head narrow. Body with small, barely or non-imbricate scale pockets. Branchiostegal rays 5 (?). Pyloric caeca 4 (Ref. 40779).