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  • elongate
    D XII-XIII
    juvenile - wavy stripes
    mouth reaches under eye
    pectoral not to pelvic tip
    A: 2nd spine very long, stout
    LL 63-65
    scales above LL 8
  • relatively deep
    D XIII
    soft D & A no scales
    preopercle: large teeth at angle
    mouth short
    pectoral not to pelvic tip
    A: 2nd spine very long, thick
  • deep body
    operculum - dark blotch
    D XII
    soft D & A - membranes not scaled
    LL 47
    6 oblique rows scales LL to D origin
    pectoral long
    A 2nd spine large
  • relatively deep
    4-5 faint bars
    D XII
    soft D & A - membranes scaled
    LL 48-50
    4.5-5.5 oblique rows scales LL to D origin
    upper operculum: dark spot
    pectoral to A origin
    A: 2nd spine long, thick
  • silver, yellow fins
    D: XII
    operculum: dark blotch
    pectoral passes pelvic tip
    A: 2nd spine slender
  • slender
    large yellowish eye
    dark brown body & fins
    opercular membrane dark yellow-brown
    D: XIII
    pectoral passes pelvic tip
    scales above LL 6
    LL 53-55