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  • small nasal spines
    D1 black spot between spines 4 & 5
    pectoral: v long, concave rear edge, black bars
  • +/- nasal spines
    D1: central ocellus
    preopercular spine short
    pectoral: to center A, rear edge concave, pale + 2 large dark patches
  • D 1 ocellus
    top end tail base: white spot
    gill membrane under throat: rays dark/black
    pectoral: rounded, reaches front A rays, yellowish + 2-3 dark cross-bars (upper bar spotted)
  • flank 2 long dark stripes
    D1 dark spot
    gill rakers 17-24
    pectoral: rounded, reaches end A base, dark + dense, narrow, vertical wavy lines
  • D1: central ocellus
    gill membrane under throat: rays white
    pectoral: rounded, reaches 2/3 A base, dark + blue/light spots
  • D1: 2 dark spots
    lower gill rakers 8-11
    gill membrane under throat: rays dark/black
    pectoral: rounded, to 4th anal ray, 14-15, dark
    throat scaled
  • cirri: nostrils & over eye
    reddish, snout and tail base bright pink
    pectoral rounded, past A base, top 2l rays = long filaments
  • cirri: nostrils & over eye
    D1 2 spotted stripes
    pectoral rounded, passes A base, brown + dark spots
  • no nasal spines
    D central ocellus
    preopercular spine reaches well past operculum
    pectoral: to center A base, rear edge concave, dark +/- white bars
  • pectoral: rounded, to center A base, upper free ray to pelvic tip, dark + lower edge blue
  • D1 central spot
    pectoral: rounded, passes A base, blue spots/dark ocelli, lower edge brown
  • no nasal spines
    D1 no dark spot
    pectoral: to end A base, oblique rear edge, dark spots/bars, lower edge blue
  • body spotted
    D1: 2 dark spots
    lower gill rakers 10-13
    gill membrane under throat: rays white
    pectoral round, to front A rays, 12-14, pale + brown spots
    throat scaleless
  • D1 no spot
    mouth opens at front, lower jaw projecting, chin with bony knob
    pectoral round, v short, black
  • body: 3 short oblique bars
    D1 central blotch
    gill rakers 8-16
    pectoral: rounded, to center A base, brown + dark bars