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  • oval, v compressed
    slender tubular snout
    D at rear, 2nd spine v large, serrated
    flank - bony plates over pectoral
    scales - ridged & spiny
  • deep body, v compressed, both profiles convex
    head - radiating bony ridges; nape crest
    D VIII-IX (III longest), 26-37
    mouth small, oblique, protrusible
    A II-III (I longest) similar to D
    scales: edges keel + teeth