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  • snout short, translucent, cónical
    eye large, with fatty eyelid
    2 Ds, short bases, well separated
    pectoral - 3-16 long free filaments under fin
    LL to end C
  • head large, bony, with crests & spines
    any snout projections - short
    D IX-XI + 11-14
    pectoral: first 3 rays long, free
    body scaled