from a small, seasonal stream and the parent catfishes
must migrate upstream from the Ruvu during the rainy
season to spawn there. Description:
Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total):
7; Anal soft rays: 12. Distinguished from other species
by the following characters: eye diameter 2.2 times
in snout length; humeral process triangular, pointed
at its tip; absence of axillary pore below the humeral
process; 24-26 teeth on lower jaw, number increasing
with size. Colouration: Base colouration
whitish with large grey-brown blotches on the flanks,
leaving only the belly as well as irregular broad
white patches in front of and at the end of the adipose
fin free; body covered with black-brown dots of about
Known from the Ruvu and probably also the Rufiji drainage
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