(total): 140-141. Head large; eyes also large; snout short, narrow, bluntly acute, with a small bifid scute at its tip. Head completely scaled except for underside of snout. Body tapering to a point posteriorly from behind the origin of the first dorsal fin base. Pyloric caeca 20. Spinules on scales broad, shield-shaped. Overall color is brownish to swarthy; trunk bluish to violet; fins blackish; mouth and gill cavities gray to blackish.