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  • body depth > 35 % SL
    D: VI- VII (weak, longest last), origin before pectoral base
    D 30-32; A 20-24
    bases D & A fleshy, tanslucent
    grey/blue-green
    juv mottled
    preopercle 9-15 prominent spines
  • body depth 30-35% SL
    snout ~ eye
    D VII-VIII, 22-25; spines short, stout, same length
    D origin over/behind pectoral base
    LL ~87
    preopercle - many small spines
    dark grey
  • body depth 30-35% SL
    snout > eye
    D VIII-IX, 19-21; spines short, stout, same length
    D origin over/behind pectoral base
    LL 89-95
    preopercle - many small spines
    greenish/brownish
  • body depth 45-55% SL
    D 23-26: A 16-19
    blue-grey/brown, black on fins
    juv striped
    preopercle 12-19 prominent spines
    D: V- VII (weak, longest last), origin before pectoral base
    bases D & A fleshy, tanslucent