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  • snout spine - blunt point
    pore over rear nostril
    top of head: faint anchor-mark
    opercle - short, blunt, up-pointing spine
  • snout spine - bladelike
    no pore over rear nostril
    top of head: dark anchor-mark
    opercle - slender, horizontal spine
  • snout spine: short, sharp
    opercle - black spot
    upper body 2-3 rows spots
    D edge - black blotches
    opercle spine sharp
  • snout with bump
    top of head & cheek scaled
    pelvic = 2 unequal rays, under eye
    scales elongate, obliquely overlapping