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  • red to yellow-red
    D: last spines longest
    Cookeolus japonicus, Long-fin bigeye, Long-fin Bulleye, the Bulleye
    preopercle spineless
    pelvics very long
  • pink
    soft D & A + C: spotted
    Heteropriacanthus cruentatus, the Glasseye, Glasseye snapper
    head profiles symmetric
    preopercle - large flat spine, edge scaleless
  • body & fins red
    pelvic: membranes black
    Priacanthus alalaua, the Alalaua, Hawaiian bigeye
    head profiles asymmetric
    preopercle: no spine, rear edge scaly
  • body a deep oval
    D: center spines longest
    Pristigenys serrula, Popeye catalufa
    preopercle edge - scaly, no spine