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  • most of head & jaws scaled
    D IX, 10, no notch
    top of top jaw covered when mouth closed
    lower front teeth large, exposed, fit in top-jaw notch
    operculum 2 spines
  • 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 continuous
    closed mouth - rear of top jaw bone usually exposed
    roof of mouth - small teeth
    3 opercular spines
    A III