Anal soft rays: 14 – 16. It has a prominent
lateral ethmoid that forms a "shelf" between
the eye and the nostrils, two pairs of vomerine
toothpletes, and a very short adipose-fin base.
Colouration: Body dark brown, lower
surfaces completely covered with fine brown pigment
specks. Habitat: Found along
the coast. Enters the lower parts of rivers of the
east coast of Africa. Diet: Feeds
on invertebrates and small fishes. Marketed fresh
and dried-salted. Air bladder utilized for isinglass.