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  • body: slender, silver + 5-7 dark stripes
    snout short
    D deeply notched or 2 parts
    mouth small
  • D XI
    preopercle concave + 1-2 large spines
    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