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  • D, A & C continuous
    rear nostril above mid-eye level
    no pectorals
    LL= 1-2 pores at rear head
  • lower jaw projecting
    lips thick
    D origin well behind pectorals
    adult - small, imbedded scales
    teeth minute, in bands
    large pectorals
    LL complete
  • 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
  • rear nostril = large hole before center large eye
    D origin ~over gill opening
    D & A join C
    large, sharp teeth
    central roof mouth: row large triangular teeth
    large pectoral
    gill openings almost meet below
    LL: to end tail
  • large eyes
    D origin before gill opening
    D & A large, join C
    rear nostril = hole before eye
    with pectorals
    LL = 5-7 pores over gill opening