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  • pale brown, +/- dark bar - spiny D to anus
    top corner opercle- oblique, narrow black, blue-edged bar
    opercle - only central spine visible
  • whitish + faint yellow bars
    eye large, yellow
    fins pale, D & C - yellow tips
    top head scaled to between eyes
    opercular spines weak
  • brown bar through eye, white bar - operculum & chest
    body 4-6 brown bars
    belly: bright white bar
    juv: 2 black bars + 3 dark stripes
    opercle spines poorly developed
  • pale; dark oblique bar under eye
    dark bar - front D to center belly, belly bright white
    thick stripe mid flank, thin stripe above