Depth of body 6 ½ to 8 times in total length, length of head 4 ½ , to 6. Head 1 ½ to 1 ¾ times as long as deep, with straight, declivous upper profile; snout rounded, projecting a little beyond the mouth; width of mouth greater than length of snout; teeth truncate, 12 to 14 in each jaw; eye very small, situated in anterior third or fourth of the head, its diameter 3 times in length of snout, 3 ½ to 4 times in interocular width. Dorsal 29-32, 2/3 or ¾ length of anal, originating 1 ½ as far from end of the snout as from the base of the caudal. Anal 45-47, originating considerably in advance of dorsal (its 13th or 14th ray corresponding to first dorsal), and at nearly equal distance from end of snout and root of caudal. Pectoral rounded, about ½ length of head. Caudal small, densely scaled, with rounded lobes. Caudal peduncle 2½ times as long as deep, ½ length of head. 90-95 scales in lateral line, 12-13/19 in transverse series on body, 20 in transverse series between dorsal and anal, 16-18 round caudal peduncle. Uniform dark brown, somewhat lighter beneath.
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.