Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 11. Scales in lateral line 35 + circumpeduncular 16; profile over orbits flat; teeth in the upper jaw 4 + 4, the cutting edges about transverse to axis of fish; three lateral spots or blotches still distinct: the first and largest below rayed dorsal fin, the small second spot less distinct and found above anterior base of anal fin, the third at caudal base.Occurs in ponds (Ref. 11229). Very active during the rainy season, it gains the flooded zones where it is captured with nets. In dry season, it is confined to the deepest parts of the river where it is captured with fishing rods. Feeds primarily on fruits, seeds and termites. The food is crushed by four strong teeth on each half-jaw.