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  • no pit behind eyes
    D XII, 9
    LL = front 4-5 pores only
    Phenacoscorpius nebris, Short-tube scorpionfish
    ridge under eye: 5-6 spines
    preoperculum - 1st spine largest
    pectoral - center rays longest, 15-17, upper rays branched
    end tail base: small spots form bar
    scales rough