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  • elongate
    operculum - black spot
    C tips black
    LL scutes 46-56
  • body plain, yellowish; fins yellow
    18-21 lower gill rakers
  • oblong
    operculum - black spot
    pectoral: black blotch
    chest & pectoral base scaleless
    LL scutes 23-25
  • eye large
    D lobe black
    rear LL scutes black
    C yellow
    LL scutes 32-39
  • blue stripe: along top back to lower C lobe, with
    31-38 lower gill rakers
  • elongate
    D VII-VIII + l, 23-28
    A II-III, 23-27
    teeth: 1 row, compressed, triangular, fixed together
    membrane flap over bone below preoperculum
    soft D & A: scale covered