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  • oblong, compressed
    3 "tails": C + large soft lobes of D & A
    D XII, 15-16, no notch
    preopercle strongly serrated
  • head deep, profile straight
    snout < eye
    D XI, 17-19
    C rounded
    teeth depressible
    preoperculum: strong hidden spine points forwards
  • body deep, very compressed
    forehead oblique
    D XI, 18-20
    C straight
    teeth depressible
    pectorals >> pelvics
  • oblong
    knob over eyes, nape with ridge
    D XI-XII, 11-12
    teeth small
    lower jaw strongly projects
    operculum - horizontal ridge ends in spine
    scales small, v rough, head & body