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  • head large
    eyes on stalks
    D origin on nape, fin continuous/1st I-IV spines free
    skin flaps both lips
  • head large, deep
    eyes not stalked
    D continuous, origin over A origin
    lower jaw rounded
    both lips: skin flaps
  • head moderate size
    eyes not stalked
    D1 = III-spined finlet on nape, sometimes 1-2 free
    skin flaps lower lip only
    LL: bends after D spines
  • head cónical
    eyes not stalked
    D in 3 parts
    both lips - no skin flaps
    operculum - 1 broad flap
    head, throat, under-belly: no scales
    LL arch short
  • head conical
    eyes not stalked
    D continuous, origin over A origin
    lower jaw long, conical, protruding
    both lips - skin flaps
  • head robust
    eyes not stalked
    D1 = III-IV finlet on nape
    flaps both lips
    LL: bends under ~last D spine