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  • eye & nape cirri simple
    D: notch after spines; front not high, with black spot
    oblique brown & white bars behind eye
    A: base with fleshy ridge
  • simple cirri - nostril, eye, nape
    D XXVII, 11-13; 1st 3 spines elongate, flexible
    operculum - no spines
    LL bends under D spine ~XX, front part 45-50 scales open under scales
  • D:1st spine very long, 1 ray
    pink to orange
    opercular spine conical, sharp
    opercular spine - conical
    A - row black blotches
    LL 36-38
    nape & pectoral base scaled
  • head cirri small, nasal & nuchal may be absent
    2 spots in row behind & below eye
    soft D, A & C rays barred
    belly scaleless
    rear LL: pores (not tubes)
  • nasal cirrus > nostril tube
    pale vertical bar behind eye
    D base - 6-8 dark blotches
    rear body: 6-8 lines along scale rows
    pectoral base dark
    belly scaleless
    LL 36-39
  • nasal cirrus very long
    body: 9 bars
    C clear
    lips: 4 pairs bars
    belly scaleless
    LL 41-43
    A 20-21
  • nasal cirrus 2-3x length nasal tube
    body: 6 bars, last 2 form Y
    body bars extend onto D
    belly completely scaled
    LL 35-36
    C & A clear