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  • 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
  • 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
  • elongate, fusiform
    D & A: 5-10 finlets behind
    C forked; tail base slender, 2-3 keels
  • body elongate, cylindrical
    snout long pointed
    2Ds: V + I, 8-10, well separated
    large mouth, lower jaw projects
    large canine teeth
    pelvics I, 5, behind pectoral base
    A II
  • v elongate, compressed, ribbon-like
    D & A: low, v long bases
    mouth large, lower jaw protrudes
    strong teeth
    pelvics tiny (I, 1) or absent
    C: very small