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  • oblong
    D no notch, dark spot at front base
    teeth fine, close set, bands, outer row not movable
    toothed throat plate as wide as long
    lower gill rakers 7-16
    A III
    LL 27-32
  • elongate
    much red coloring
    3 black blotches: opercle, mid-body, tail base
    LL scales 25-30
    throat mill: lower bone triangular, center teeth molars, rear edge 16-34 teeth
  • oval
    head bluntly pointed
    D XV-XVIII, no notch
    mouth short
    outer central teeth: spatulate
    A V-VII
    large scales
  • color pattern: strong, even bars
    flank: no line of blotches
    D XV-XVII; A V-VI
    mouth short; lower jaw projecting
    jaw teeth conical
    bases soft D & A scaled
  • oblong
    head long, upper profile oblique
    D no notch
    bases D, A, C scaled
    mouth large, lower jaw projects
    front canines - top 1 pr, bottom 2-3 pr
    A IV
    scales large
  • oblong
    D no notch
    LL 30-35
    chest scales < flank scales
    teeth fine, close set, in bands, outer row movable
    throat: tooth plate longer than wide
    lower gill rakers 14-28
    A III
    genital papilla large, elaborate
  • oblong
    D no notch
    LL 27-32
    chest & flank scales ~size
    teeth fine, close set, in bands, outer row movable
    toothed throat plate longer than wide
    lower gill rakers 12-27
    A III
    genital papilla small, simple
  • oval, deep
    mouth short, jaws =/top projecting
    D no notch
    soft D & A bases scaled
    teeth: cónical/cylindridal, top jaw - outer series larger at front
    A V-VI