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  • body deep
    snout blunt
    D VI
    D2 & A: no finlets behind
    mouth reaches under eye
    adult: 21-28 gill rakers
    pectoral < head
    LL: no scutes
  • body high, very compressed
    forehead steep, rounded
    D1 VII
    D & A: high front lobes, no rear finlets
    LL: spiny scales - tail base only
    body appears scaleless
    juvenile: front D & A = filaments, pelvics long
  • body deep, compressed, oval
    fatty ring around eye
    D & A III, long bases, high at front, scale covered
    C forked
    snout v short; mouth small
    pelvics = tiny spine