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  • snout long, narrow, tip not soft
    rear nostril = slit before center eye
    pectorals present
  • slender; strongly tapering tail
    rear nostril = slit in top lip
    exposed tooth patch under overhanging snout
    D origin behind gill opening
    jaw teeth small
    no pectorals
  • snout long, narrow, tip not soft
    rear nostril above front eye
    no pectorals
  • snout long (32-37% head), tip fleshy & projecting
    rear nostril behind eye
    row 8-10 pores above top jaw
    teeth small, conical, in bands
    no pectorals
  • snout long, narrow, tip soft
    rear nostril = slit before center eye
    no pectorals
  • tail slender, tapering, 60-80% TL
    head & snout slender, long, pointed
    tip of snout: long proboscis
    no pectorals