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  • 5 bars + blotch on tail base
    D: 23-26
    Paralonchurus dumerilii, Banded croaker, Suco croaker
    chin: 11-13 pairs barbels
    A 7
  • eye small
    body - 4 faint bars
    D: 27-28
    C point below midline
    Paralonchurus goodei, Angel croaker, Goode's croaker
    chin: ~ 30 pairs small barbels
    pectoral: black
    A 7
  • 7-8 bars
    D: 25-27
    C: S shape
    Paralonchurus peruanus, Peruvian banded croaker
    chin: 12-15 barbels
    inside operculum dark
    A 8-9
  • all dark, no bars
    C: pointed, longer below
    Paralonchurus petersii, Buefin croaker, Peters' banded croaker
    chin 22-24 barbels
    pectoral very large, black
  • blotch behind operculum + 6-7 bars
    D 28-30
    Paralonchurus rathbuni, Blotched croaker, Bearded banded croaker
    chin: 9-10 pairs barbels
    A 8-9