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  • very elongate
    cirri: +/- on nostrils, eyes, nape & preoperculum
    D spines only
    preopercle covered by skin
  • short, stubby body
    D & A not/barely joined to C
    gill opening tubular
    scales partly overlapping/slightly separated
  • slender, v elongated
    D & A fully joined to C
    gill opening large, not tubular
    scales well separated