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  • compressed
    D IV-VIII + I, 18-39
    tail base slender
    C v forked
    A III, (1st I-II free), 15-39
    often scutes on LL
  • snout blunt, thick
    eye large, with fatty ring
    D continuous, low, long base, spines shorter than rays
    top jaw covered by bone
    roof of mouth no teeth
    pelvics under/just behind pectoral base, connect to belly by membrane
  • elongate/fusiform, compressed
    2 Ds, D2 shorter base
    sometimes finlets after D & A
    C forked
    lower jaw projects
    strong teeth + fangs
    pelvic I, 0-5
    A I-III
  • D VII-VIII (weak, short) + I, 23-28
    jaws: 1 row triangular, compressed teeth
    A II
  • elongate
    head broad, depressed
    D VII-IX (short, free) + I-III, 26-33
    A I-III, 26-33, like D
  • elongate, fusiform
    D & A: 5-10 finlets behind
    C forked; tail base slender, 2-3 keels
  • deep, compressed, top & bottom profiles similar
    snout blunt, short; small mouth
    eye with fatty ring
    D & A I-IV, >30, symmetrical, scale covered
    no pelvics