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  • eyes stalked, no papillae
    top head white T; back - white saddles
    C: rays unbranched
    mouth unpigmented
    lip flaps unbranched: 9 above, 14 below
    no scales over front LL
    D ~XII, 24: A ~28
    notch under tail base
  • eyes on stalks, +/- tiny papillae
    mouth pigmented
    head & body speckled
    C: short, some rays branched
    chin projects
    lip skin flaps: ~15 above, ~ 28 below
    lot scales over LL arch
    D ~XIII, 34; A ~39
    no notch under tail base
  • eyes: stalked, no papillae
    mouth unpigmented
    rear body: no chevrons
    C rays unbranched
    lip flaps: top ~12, bottom ~17
    rear nostril near front nostril
    no scales over LL arch
    D ~26; A ~32
    notch under tail base
  • eyes stalked, with papillae
    body: 12-15 narrow saddles; head spotted
    C rays mostly branched
    mouth pigmented
    several rows scales over LL arch
    no notch under tail base