Adults: 13.06-16.6 cm TL. Body proportions, as percentage of TL (based on 12 recently metamorphosed specimens measuring 13.06-16.6 cm TL): prebranchial length, 8.7-13.1; branchial length, 9.6-10.9; trunk length, 50.1-53.6; tail length, 25.7-29.2; eye length, 1.4-2.0; disc length, 3.8-5.2; prenostril length, 4.0-6.0; snout length, 4.8-6.9; postocular length, 2.7-3.6. Trunk myomeres, 58-62. Dentition: supraoral lamina, 2 unicuspid teeth; infraoral lamina, 5-7 mostly unicuspid teeth, but 1-2 may be bicuspid; 3 endolateral teeth on each side; endolateral formula, typically 2-2-2, but 2-3-2 (20% of cases) and 2-2-3 (15%) also occur; 1-2 rows of anterials; first row of anterials, 5-7 unicuspid teeth; exolaterals absent; first posterial row absent (27% of cases) or present in a single incomplete row consisting of 3-7 mostly unicuspid teeth, but 1-2 may be bicuspid; transverse lingual lamina, 9-15 unicuspid teeth, the median one greatly enlarged; longitudinal lingual laminae straight, each with 5-9 unicuspid teeth. Velar tentacles, 7; the median one shorter than the adjacent lateral ones and the tentacles have tubercles on their dorsal aspect. There are no velar wings. Body coloration (live and freshly preserved) is gray on the dorsal aspect and lighter on the ventral aspect and without mottling. Dark blotch near apex of second dorsal fin. Lateral line neuromasts darkly pigmented on the ventral surface and prebranchial region in some individuals but unpigmented in others. Extent of caudal fin pigmentation, 1% to <75%. Caudal fin shape, rounded or spade-like. Oral fimbriae, 69-99 (Ref. 89241). Also Ref. 82201..