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  • head low, wide, spongy, translucent
    eye large
    chin 6 pores
    mouth opens at front
    no dark band behind teeth
    gill rakers 32-36, 1st arch pale
    preoperculum 4-6 strong spines
  • pale + stripes
    D 22-24
    mouth opens at front
    gill rakers 23-25
    preoperculum thin, ~smooth
    A 9; 2nd spine 28-31% head
  • relatively slender
    pale body & fins
    preopercle 12 spines
    D 22-24
    gill rakers 6-7 + 11-13
    A 6-7, 2nd spine thick, long
    LL 50-51
  • fins black
    preopercle 8-9 small spines
    D 19-21
    gill rakers 6-7 + 11-14
    A 6-7, 2nd spine thick, long
    LL 47-49
  • head low, wide, translucent, not spongy
    eye small
    top lip: dark moustache
    chin 6 pores
    mouth opens slightly under snout
    no dark band behind teeth
    gill rakers 27-34, 1st arch pale
    preopercle 4-6 spines