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  • head low, wide, firm, with front ridges
    eye large
    D X
    mouth under snout
    lower jaw: central row teeth not enlarged
    gill rakers short, 25-31
    preopercle 7-10 short spines
    pelvic short
    scales atop head rough to between eyes
  • 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
  • body robust
    blackish body & fins
    preopercle 8-9 small teeth
    D 22-25
    gill rakers 7-8 + 13-16
    A 7-8, 2nd spine thin, short
    LL 52-54
  • head low, wide, spongy, translucent
    eye small
    D X
    mouth opens at front
    lower jaw: central row teeth not enlarged
    preopercle > 4 spines
    gill rakers short, 27-29
    pelvic long
    scales atop nape rough to between eyes
  • head low, wide, spongy, translucent
    eye small
    D1 X
    lower jaw: center row teeth slightly enlarged
    gill rakers short, 20-24
    preopercle >10 spines
    A 9
    head scales smooth, 1-3 rows rough scales center nape
  • head low, wide, spongy, translucent
    eye large
    D X
    mouth under snout
    lower jaw: central row teeth not enlarged
    gill rakers short, 22-26
    preopercle 7-10 short spines
    pelvic short
    scales atop head rough to between eyes
  • head low, wide, spongy, translucent
    operculum & roof mouth black
    mouth opens under snout
    chin 6 pores
    gill rakers long, 37-40
    preopercle 6-9 spines
  • head cónical, deep, not spongy
    D1 XI
    lower teeth: center row slightly enlarged
    chin 6 pores
    gill rakers 28-32
    preopercle 6-7 short spines
    A 8
    1-3 rows rough scales on centerline of nape