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  • body robust
    head spongy
    D XII + III
    preopercle: soft,membranous teeth
    A: 2nd spine short, 12-13
  • oblong
    snout < eye
    pelvics & A black
    Ds & C yellowish
    C rounded
    mouth oblique
    preoperculum smooth/slightly serrated
    A: 2nd spine 3/4 first ray, 9-11
  • elongate oval
    head large, spongy
    body - dark blotches
    D - black margin
    C: blunt point
    chin: 1 thin flexible, pore-less barbel
    A II small spines
  • elongate, oval, no hump
    C: blunt point
    mouth oblique, ends behind center eye
    chin 4 pores
    pectoral 16-17, reaches anus
  • head spongy; eye large
    very short snout; mouth opens at front
    C: long point
    preopercle: 1 strong spine
    29-30 gill rakers