Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10; Vertebrae:
38 - 40. Diagnosis: tooth patches narrow; vertically
based pectoral fin positioned near body mid-depth;
6-7 branched caudal-fin rays; 8 (rarely 7 or 9) pectoral-fin
rays; 3 ventral unbranched caudal-fin rays; dorsum,
flank and head unspotted; caudal saddle and bar pattern
intensely expressed with wide, dark and well defined
saddle that extends onto the anal fin, with no interruption
between saddle and anal-fin pigment fields (in all
other species with a caudal saddle there is a clear
break in pigment between the saddle and the anal fin
pigmentation); venter unpigmented; 4-14 gill-rakers;
from the Ogôoué basin, Nyanga River and
Kouilou-Niari system (Cameroon to Gabon).
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