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  • D & A: large soft lobes = 2 extra "tails"
    roof of mouth - no teeth
    opercle - no exposed spines
  • D 9-12 rays, spiny part base is longer
    small teeth
    operculum: 1-2 spines
  • D II-XI, 10-27, base soft part longer
    teeth: simple, canines, or incisors
    3 opercular spines