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  • large eyes
    D III + 13-15
    pink + 3 white bars
    fins white
    opercle & subopercle: 1 large spine
    preopercle no spine
    LL 2 parts
    A 0, 13
  • pale, mottled & spotted
    lower head barred
    D1: tall rectangle, female - black, male - yellow
    C short, round
    opercular spine - 3-9 teeth point up, 1 hook points forward below
    D 9; A 8
  • pale, densely spotted & mottled
    male: D1 spines filamentous
    C long, pointed
    opercular spine - 3 points, curved up
    lower body skin keel with row dark spots
    D 6; A 4