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  • eyes right side, large, close-set
    LL high arch over pectoral, branch under eye
    LL rudimentary/absent on blind side
    preopercle edge obvious
    mouth small
    pelvics separate, symmetric
    pectorals both sides
  • mouth ends under eye
    1 row fixed teeth each jaw, no canines
    gill rakers usually slender, long
    scales rough
    LL straight
  • body very elongate
    eyes close-set, smooth crest between
    pectoral: eye-side only
    bases both pelvics ~ same
    LL arched