Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total):
6; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11; Vertebrae:
34 - 35. This species differs from Zaireichthys
kafuensis, Z. kavangoensis, Z. monomotapa
pallidus in having a premaxillary
tooth patch with the buccal margin expanded laterally
and from all other species in its more robust form
and bold markings. Habitat: Found
in the rapid sections of rivers; seems to inhabit
rocky rapids rather than sandy bottoms. Diet:
It feeds on insects. Etymology: conspicuus,
the specific name 'conspicuus' refers to the conspicuous
bold markings of this species.
Blotched sand catlet
Upper Zambezi River from the rapid sections at Katima
Mulilo down to just above the Victoria Falls.