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  • elongate
    8 dark bars
    D XI
    preopercle angle: 2 large spines
  • scales - dark centers - > lines below LL, shoulder - dark blotch
    D XII, 13-15
    A spines short, weak
    D scales: 1 row on membranes
    10 rows scales under LL
  • body speckled
    juvenile: wavy stripes center flank
    D XIII, 11-13
    A 2nd spine long, thick
    8 rows scales above LL
    LL 66-72
  • silver + gold speckling
    eye large, orange
    D XIII, 12
    A 2nd spine long, thick
    preopercle: 2-3 large spines at angle
    LL 48-50
    7 rows scales above LL