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  • tan, cream spots upper body & operculum, fins dark
    juv: spotted, fins white edges, dark lines behind eye
    D: II
    chin rounded, no fleshy tip
    preopercle and lower jaw - evenly spread small pores
  • body & fins dark + dispersed pale spots
    juv: 3 stripes/ocelli on body
    D: III
    chin pointed, tip fleshy
    preopercle and lower jaw - patches of small pores