Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline
soft rays: 16 - 21;
Vertebrae: 42 - 44. Body moderate, sometimes deep. Pre-pectoral scutes present (13-18 prepelvic with 1-2 before the base of the 1st pectoral ray; 8-10 post). First pectoral scute as long as or smaller than others lacking ascending arms. Lower jaw strongly projecting, with strong canines at symphysis. Lower gill rakers short (less than corresponding gill filaments). Silver stripe along flank. Differs from C. ansorgii by its fewer gill rakers.