General appearance of a "cat shark" but the origin of the first dorsal fin is opposite to the free rear ends of the pectoral fins. Both dorsal fins are equal- sized. Second dorsal fin opposite to the anal fin.
Conspicuous coloration, red-brown dots over the entire body and vertical stripes. Fins with markings, too.
Western Indian Ocean: Somalia.
A little-known species. Found close to the bottom over shelf areas.
Invertebrates (crustaceans). Since this description is based on only one specimen the diet may be much more variable.