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  • D1 high, +4-6 stripes
    last body bar: not darker, narrow, top corner indented
    central body bars + orange spots
    D2 XI
    Enneanectes altivelis, Lofty triplefin
    pectoral 14
    A 15, 6-7 dark bars
    LL front pores ~11
    2 rows scales (top row small) above rear LL
    pectoral base & belly scaled
  • snout long, sloping
    bones before eye smooth
    D1 high
    belly & pectoral base - no scales
    scales above LL: 3 rows, top row small
    Enneanectes atrorus, Blackedge triplefin
    last 3 body bars dark, last bar -front edge oblique
    LL front pores 12-13
  • shout blunt, v short
    before eye spiny
    A 4-5 blotches
    C barred, base - no red bar
    Enneanectes boehlkei, Roughhead triplefin
    D1 short
    body bars: 1-4 faint, 5 - strong, wide
    D2 base 3 blotches
    LL front pores ~15
    pectoral base & belly scaleless
    3 rows scales above rear LL
  • shout blunt, short
    before eye spiny
    last 2 body bars v dark
    D2 base: 3 dark spots
    Enneanectes deloachorum, Two-bar triplefin
    accessory bar before last body bar
    C 2 wide dark bars; A 3-4 blotches
    D1 short
    pectoral base & belly scaleless
    3 rows scales above LL
  • rear body and C: yellowish
    Enneanectes flavus, Yellow triplefin
    body bars 3 & 4 closer than 4 & 5
  • eye cirrus broad
    iris: 6 red spokes
    front part LL: several dark spots
    pectoral 15
    last bar dark, narrow rectangle, corners square/round
    rear body often orange/red
    Enneanectes jordani, Redeye triplefin
    cheek behind eye : 2-3 rough scales
    dark bar under eye
    D1 short
    A 15, uniform/barred
    C: strong narrow front bar + wide rear bar
    pectoral base & belly scaled
  • shout blunt, short
    before eye spiny
    head & body red
    D2: outer 2/3 black, base - no spots
    C red
    pectoral base & belly scaleless
    3 rows scales above LL
    Enneanectes matador, Matador triplefin
    body bars: 1-4 weak, 5 black
    D1 short
    back & inner pectoral base - no large scales
  • dark bar under eye
    eye cirrus narrow
    iris: 3 red spokes at front, broad red band behind
    pectoral usually 15
    body bars: last darkest, wide, square corners
    Enneanectes quadra, Squaretail triplefin, Mimic triplefin
    cheek scaleless
    D1 short, 2 dark bars; D2 12
    A usually 15, barred
    front LL 13, no dark spots
    above LL : 2 rows scales (top row small)
    pectoral base & belly scaled
  • snout blunt, short
    before eye spiny
    C: red bar at base & 2+ outer bars
    A ~6 blotches
    3 rows scales above rear LL
    pectoral base & belly scaleless
    Enneanectes wilki, Windward triplefin
    body bars: 4 & 5 not darker
    yellowish accessory bar before bar 5
    D1 short