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  • rear of bone under eye hidden by scales
    D XII-XIV, continuous
    chin 2-6 pores + pit
    A III
    scales between eye and mouth
  • D IX
    mouth very protractible
    lower head profile concave
    D & A fold into high scaly sheaths
  • with mouth closed - top jaw partly hidden
    D continuous, X
    teeth cónical, on mouth roof
    chin - no pores
    preopercle serrated
    no scales - snout, under eye, lower jaw
  • D deep notch, long base
    chin: +/- pores, knob, barbels
    notch at top corner operculum
    A I-II
    LL: to end C
  • D XI-XIV, continuous
    mouth small
    teeth: cónical/incisors at front, molars at side
    roof mouth - no teeth
    A III
    no scales: snout, eye to mouth