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  • snout: tip round & black, length > / = mouth width
    no ridge between Ds
    D2 origin over A origin
    teeth: top - narrow oblique point, strong side notch, serrated; bottom - narrow, smooth
    fins not dark tipped
    under pectoral pale
  • snout pointed, length < mouth width
    color uniform
    D1 origin over/just behind pectoral rear tip
    no crest between Ds
    teeth both jaws ~symmetrical, straight, tips narrow, no/weak serrations
    gill slits long
    pectoral small, narrow
  • elongate
    snout long, pointed
    eyes large
    D1 low, triangular, origin over rear pectoral tip
    D2: orgin over mid A base
    pectoral small
    A deeply notched