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  • head - large, bony, spiny
    snout - 2 long bony plates
    body armor - 4 rows scutes
    barbels under chin
    pectoral - 2 long free rays + fin
  • narrow between eyes
    nape scaleless
    D: XI + 11
    pectoral 12 + 3 free rays
  • wide between eyes
    nape scaled
    D: X, 12-13
    pectoral 13-14 + 2-3 free rays