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  • nape cirri not reaching D
    eye cirrus < eye
    D: spines I & II < /= III, no dark spot at front
    blue spots: head, body & fins
    body: blue-green blotches
    operculum: irregular dark blotch with diffuse orange border
  • nape cirri reaching D
    eye cirrus ~ eye
    D: spines I&II >III, no dark spot at front
    blue spots: head only
    body bars to edge of D
    operculum: ocellus, without clear white ring
  • nuchal cirri not reaching D
    eye cirri < eye diameter
    D: 1st 2 spines < 3rd, dark spot at front
    body bars onto D & A, but not to edge
    male: red front & fins
    operculum : black & white ocellus