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  • very slender, rounded
    tail base flat, + large keel
    C v concave
    jaws very long, lower longer
  • both jaws in long beak, lower projects
    D & A: 5-6 finlets behind
    small teeth
  • preopercle edge - short dark bar
    top jaw exposed at rear
    A 16-20
    center nape scales 213+
  • preopercle edge - long dark bar
    D, A & C reddish
    top jaw all covered by bone above
    A 12-15
    scales along center nape 76-117
  • before eye - v dark; after eye along body - dark stripe
    top jaw exposed at rear
    A 16-20
    scales along center nape 120-185