soft rays: 62 - 67;
Vertebrae: 85 - 92. This species possess the following set of characters: vertebrae 23-26 + 62-66 = 85-92; first anal-fin pterygiophore is associated with the first or second caudal vertebrae; no scales; lateral line with mediolateral and ventral branches; upper lip is broadly attached to snout tip; gill slit do not reach ventrally to the opposite lower end of pectoral-fin base; 2 pelvic-fin rays; head pores that are relatively few, small and rounded; whitish
mid-body stripe forming a chevron on top of snout (Ref. 78520).