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  • male: dark, Ds - white edges
    dark + irregular oblique white bars
    D2 I, 13-14
    scales smooth, 33-59, to pectoral base
    barbels: chin 2, nostril 1, snout 2
    male all dark, D1 white edge
  • both sexes: 7 wide dark bars
    D2 I, 13
    scales: mainly rough, 32-55 lateral, to pectoral base
    barbels: chin 2, nostril 1
  • mid-snout: 1 papilla
    female: body & Ds: ~ 8 dark & white bars
    male:dark, D - white border
    chin: 2 barbels
    2-3 bars under eye
    scales: 0-4 behind pectoral + 2 on C base
  • body dark + ~ 7 thin pale bars
    head & body pale spots
    D1 male: 1st spine long
    D2 12-13
    Ds- stripes/rows black & white spots
    head without barbels