Congo basin. Collected in Odzala National Park, Lékoli River, Congo. See Fishbase for museum records.
IUCN Red List Assessment:
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Brummett, R., Mbe Tawe, A.N., Dening Touokong, C., Reid, G.M., Snoeks, J. Staissny, M., Moelants, T., Mamonekene, V., Ndodet, B., Ifuta, S.N.B., Chilala, A., Monsembula, R., Ibala Zamba, A., Opoye Itoua, O., Pouomogne, V., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
The species is widespread or without major threats throughout the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.
Depth of body 5 to 6 times in total length, length of head 3 2/3 to 5 times. Head 1 2/3 to 1 3/4 times as long as deep, upper profile slightly concave; snout rounded; jaws equal; width of mouth nearly equal to length of snout; teeth truncate, 16 to 22 in each jaw; eye small, in anterior third of head, its diameter 2 to 3 times in length of snout or in interocular width. Dorsal 29-32, 3/5 to 2/3 length of anal, originating 1 2/3 to 2 1/4 times as far from end of snout as from base of caudal. Anal 46-50, originating considerably in advance of dorsal (11th to 15th ray corresponding to first dorsal), and a little nearer head than root of caudal. Pectoral rounded, 1/2 length of head. Caudal small, densely scaled, with rounded lobes. Caudal peduncle as long as deep, 1/4 to 1/5 length of head. 80-90 scales in lateral line, 14-16/16-21 in transverse series on body, 23-25 in transverse series between dosal and anal, 16-18 round caudal peduncle. Pale brown, with dark lines along the series of scales.