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  • bulbous head
    eyes large, high
    D X-XI
    large mouth
    pelvic: I, 5, outer 2 strong, unbranched
  • length D2 base > distance D2 base to C base
    membrane under opercle - 5 rays
    pelvics fused in disc or slightly separated
  • nape + cirri
    1-2 Ds, more spines than soft rays
    fin rays unbranched
    body with smooth scales
    with LL
  • very elongate
    head without cirri
    D X-XXVIII, 28-66
    small mouth, lower jaw heavy, protruding
    pelvics I, 2-4, small, separate
    A 0, 23-61