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  • extremely elongate, very compressed = giant ribbon
    D very long (top of head to tail tip), with 2 front crests
    2 D crests: 6-8 united rays + 5-11 isolated rays
    D 90-102 rays to end abdomen
    eye small, no teeth
    gill rakers 33-47
    A&C absent in adult
    pelvics: 1 very long ray