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  • 5+2 pores on discontinuous canal behind eye
    D1 red/orange
    bar under D1 origin - straight
    scales 57-58 laterals, 20 before D
  • 7 pores on continuous canal behind eye
    bar under D1 origin = long crescent
    scales: 67-73 laterals, 30 before D
  • elongate
    head blunt, depressed
    D1 VI, spines filamentous in male, higher than D2
    body: 6 broad dark bars
    C base: dark bar/spot
    mouth under snout, opens down, thick lips
    top teeth well spaced,long curve at right angle, front faces forwards
    pelvics: oval disc fused to belly by membrane