66 in SL (two largest specimens); preventral area flattened, with pelvic spines reaching to half pectoral fin length, under skin; trunk scales 7/38/5; anal fin iii,20; anterior part of head Deuterodon-like, with multicuspid
teeth, but the snout not very elongate, shorter than eye diameter, equal to the maxilla in projection; maxilla reaching to vertical through anterior margin of eye; premaxilla 2/5, broadest tooth with up to 9 cusps; maxilla with 3 multicuspid
teeth; mandible with 67 teeth, anteriormost with 7-9 cusps; a humeral spot, a longitudinal band from dorsal fin to end of middle caudal fin rays, enlarged on peduncle.
Recently, it has been demonstrated that a second set of signaling centres, known as secondary enamel knots, function to determine the multicuspid
pattern of molar crowns [Jernvall and Jung, 2000; Miletich and Sharpe, 2003].