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  • disc flat, angular/round, width < 1.3 X length
    no Ds
    tail slender, >> disc; no C
    nasal curtain rear edge - fringed
    floor mouth - papillae
  • disc rhomboidal, width >> length
    no Ds
    tail << disc, slender; no C
  • head distinct, lobe under snout not notched
    1 D
    tail > disc; no C
    teeth in 6-10 rows
    flap between nostrils: no V notch
  • Disc round/oval
    top disc: many small denticles
    head not elevated
    mouth: papillae on floor, many tooth rows
  • rhomboidal disc
    2 small Ds, near end narrow tail
    C = small skin fold after D2
    pelvic 2 lobes
  • disc rhomboid, width > length
    1 D
    tail > disc; no C
    head large square, notch & flaps under front
  • round flat disc
    no Ds
    tail: = / > disc, + spine(s), with C