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  • elongate
    D deeply notched, XI-XIII
    top jaw strongly protrusible, rear bone large, scaled
    jaw teeth minute/absent
    A III
  • D VII-X + 0-I, 7-10
    rear top jaw bone exposed when mouth closed
    operculum: 1-2 flat points or several spines
    A II-III, 6-9
  • 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