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  • extremely elongate
    tail tip stiff
    top lip flanges joined, enclose nostrils
    pectorals minute
  • snout pointed, overhanging
    eye over center mouth
    D origin near pectoral
    tail =/> 1/2 TL, tip hard, finless, blunt
    mouth large; teeth pointed but no fangs
    any top lip barbels not pendulous
    pectoral > eye, base < gill slit