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Genus: Xenocys, Salemas

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large eye
2 separate Ds, D1 longer base
A 10-11



Elongate, compressed; head conical, compressed; eyes large; chin with 2 pairs of pores, rear pores larger, well separated, not in a hole; mouth short, oblique, lower jaw projecting; teeth minute, in bands on jaws, on roof of mouth; dorsal fin - spiny and soft parts completely separate, X +I, 13-14, 2nd  fin with shorter base than 1st  fin; tail forked; anal - III small spines, 10-11 rays, soft part similar in size and form to soft dorsal; lateral- line scales 50-52.

A single, endemic species in our region.