Elongated body, with a relatively long and narrow pointed snout. Head flattened and broad. Horizontal oval eyes. Barbels on throat. Mouth in front of eyes. No spiracles. Both dorsal fins of same size. Origin of first dorsal fin well behind free rear ends of pelvic fins. Origin of second dorsal fin slightly before insertion of anal fin.
Nine dark saddles over trunk, preduncle and caudal tail.
Western North Pacific: Japan.
Unknown, most likely invertebrates.
Maximum length about 50 cm.
Unknown, most likely oviparous (egg laying).
Other species have a similar appearance and taxonomic features have to be used to clearly distinguish among them.