Physical Characteristics

Reaches about 2 in (5 cm) total length. The head is broad and concave over the snout. The eyes are not visible. Small first dorsal fin with four very short spines. Second dorsal fin with nine longer rays. Pelvic fins separate. The caudal fin is slightly pointed. The head is naked but the body is covered with small scales (about 28 in series along the flanks). The fish is very poorly pigmented. The top of the head is pale yellow, with a dark gray triangular mark over the brain. The posterior nostrils are pink. There is a purplish spot over the operculum. The body is pale gray and fins are flesh colored.

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