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  • snout tubular
    mouth small
    body armor of bony rings
    no pelvics
    A very small/absent
  • body elongate, compressed
    D1 VIII-XIII (isolated)
    D2 & A 21-25
    C rounded
    chin: short barbel
  • body elongate, square
    fins no spines
    D & A 14-20
    C: forked + central filament
    chin: no barbel