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  • nape +/- low crest
    cheek: horizontal rows papillae
    D1: VI
    pelvics = disc
    scales large, rough, cover body, none on head
  • head: robust, top flattened
    D1: VII
    barbels - chin (> 3 pairs), snout & under eye
    pelvics = disc
    no scales
  • head round/square
    D1: VII
    pelvics = disc
    scales large, rough
    rear body scaled
  • large eyes on top pointed head
    D1: IV
    LL extends onto C
    gill opening = small pore on side
    preopercle: large, curved, hooked spine
    no scales