Notauli posteriorly separated; minimum distance between notauli longer than half of posterior ocellus
breadth; head and scutum dull and granulated, or shiny, punctate, without sculpture among punctae 3
7 mm SL) has a faint ocellus
, a remnant of the typical juvenile marking, in the middle of the posterior dorsal fin between the eighth and eleventh soft rays.
Head ochraceous, mandibular plate broadly margined with brown laterally along entire length and medially at its apical portion; clypeus dark brown; base of head blackish brown, outline of blackish area projecting anteriad before ocellus
Compound eye surrounded by several hyaline lenses and ocellus
Head: 1- Ocellar tubercle with a row of setae separating the anterior ocellus
from the others: (0) absent; (1) present.
2x width of frons), with sides subequal; anterior ocellus
slightly larger than posterior.
1B); area anterior to each ocellus
pale brown; anteocular region laterally with brown stripe from antennal tubercle to middle of eye (Fig.
Dark spot behind gills relatively 3 small, forming a weak ocellus
(or semi-ocellate dark spot) and followed posteriorly by dark brown bar (consisting of 2-3 merged spots in vertical row) 2b.
Frontal costa expanding between the antennae, decidedly converging below medium ocellus
, flat with scattered impressed punctae from fastigium to medium ocellus
and slightly convex between lateral carina; a dark subquadrate spot above antennae (Fig.
Frons narrow, distance of vertical seta to lateral ocellus
shorter than distance between lateral ocelli; occiput with several white setulae ventrally; mouth opening with long white setulae .
very small and close to margin of eye (Fig.
9 mm; rhopalium has simple statocyst without obvious ocellus