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Unique Characters: Small (to 25 cm), with elongate, fusiform body and highly protractile upper jaw. The open mouth can be extended greatly forward and downward. Dorsal fins not widely separated by a deep notch; the second spines connected by an interradial membrane. First dorsal fin with 14-17 spines and second dorsal fin with 2 spines and 10 or 9 soft rays, respectively. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 or 10 soft rays. Caudal fin deeply forked. Teeth absent on jaws,vomer, and palatine. Two enlarged chin pores.
Similar Species: None.