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  • black stripe along body; black blotch front of D
    teeth compressed
    male: pelvic tips not swollen, pectoral 5th ray not scalloped
    male sex organ - no fleshy palp, down-curved hook at tip
  • dark scale edges -> cross-hatching
    D 7-8 (5-10)
    A 8-11
    gill rakers 5-12
    male: pectoral 5th ray scalloped, sex organ - no palp, + hooks above tip
    lateral scales 26-34
  • front D: black spot
    1 row hooked teeth
    < / = 8 scale rows origin D to origin A