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  • D origin ~over gill opening
    D, A & C continuous
    rear nostril in upper lip
    gill opening small, circular
    LL = a few pores above gill opening
  • tiny eyes
    large mouth
    D origin over gill opening
    median fins continuous
    no pectoral
    gill opening low
    no LL
  • elongate
    eye small
    D & A at rear, joined to C
    head pores - lower jaw only
    LL complete or ends over anus
  • D, A & C continuous
    rear nostril above mid-eye level
    no pectorals
    LL= 1-2 pores at rear head