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  • deep oval
    depression before eye
    D XI or XIII
    soft D & A: no scales
    under chin - 2 pores, no central groove
  • body deep oval
    snout profile convex
    D XII, 14-18
    soft D & A not scaled
    distinct bars/stripes
    lips thick
    A: 2nd spine largest, 9-10
    soft D & A densely scaled
    mouth: red inside
    chin - central groove
    preopercle finely serrated
    A: 2nd & 3rd spines similar
  • soft D & A: small scales between rays
    body scales without small accessory scales
    A: 2nd & 3rd spines similar
  • no stripes or bars
    preopercle finely serrated
    D XII-XIII, 12-16
    A 9-13
    soft D & A no scales
    lips thin
    chin - central groove
    body scales - no small accessory scales
  • body deep
    yellow-brown + 4-6 white-edged black stripes
    tail base: 2 dark spots at top, black & white ocellus in center
  • elongate
    snout pointed
    D spines low, spine IV longest
    A spine II >>III
    pectoral short