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  • Y bone on nape short & broad
    white spots on head & body variable in size
    C: central dark stripe usually extends onto tail base
  • Y bone on nape long, narrow
    head and back: white spots small, dense, uniform in size
    C: central dark stripe usually not extending onto tail base
  • upper body: dark-edged white spots
    D 2-3 oblique black bars
    C: 2-5 elongate black spots
  • upper body mottled
    C central dark bar
    pectoral brown, edge white
  • top head - bones exposed
    juv: blackish, fins pale + dark base, LL pale
    chin - bony converging ridges
    behind operculum: 1 blunt, flat spine
    back brown + many small spots; fin bases dark