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  • nape cirri reaching D
    eye cirrus ~ eye
    D: spines I&II >III, no dark spot at front
    blue spots: head only
    body bars to edge of D
    operculum: ocellus, without clear white ring
  • no opercular ocellus, 2 dark spots behind eye, oblique bar back from eye
    D XX, 1st spine long
    body bars onto D & A, 2nd bar narrow
    C base: 3 light spots
    pelvic: 3rd ray >1/2 2nd, 4 dark bars
  • D XIX, I < IV & V
    body bars not onto D, 2nd bar wide above
    C base: thin dark bar
    no opercular ocellus
    gut lining white
  • fins: male red, female green
    distinct opercular ocellus
    body bars onto D & A, 2nd bar narrow
    C base: thin dark bar
    D XIX, 1st spine short
    gut lining white
  • D XX-XXI, 1st spine longest
    no opercular ocellus, dark bar under eye
    body bars onto D & A, 2nd bar narrow
    C base: 3 light spots
    pelvics long
  • D XIX, 1st spine long
    no opercular ocellus
    body bars onto D & A, 2nd bar not wide
    C base: 3 light spots
    gut lining white
    pelvics short, 5-7 bars
  • nape cirri not reaching D
    eye cirrus < eye
    D: spines I & II < /= III, no dark spot at front
    blue spots: head, body & fins
    body: blue-green blotches
    operculum: irregular dark blotch with diffuse orange border
  • nuchal cirri not reaching D
    eye cirri < eye diameter
    D: 1st 2 spines < 3rd, dark spot at front
    body bars onto D & A, but not to edge
    male: red front & fins
    operculum : black & white ocellus