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Unique Characters: Body rhomboid-shaped and deep; body depth 60-70% standard length. Body strongly compressed, nearly translucent in life. Eyes on left side, large and prominent, eye diameter 17-25% head length, eye diameter greater than interorbital width. Mouth large, upper jaw length about 45% head length. Dorsal fin commencing in front of anterior nostril of blind side and well in advance of eye; most fin rays branched. Anterior dorsal-fin rays long and branched, slightly longer than succeeding rays, and mostly free from membrane for the greater part of their lengths. Dorsal-fin rays 64-71. Tip of first interhaemal spine not projecting in front of anal fin. Anal-fin rays 48-55. Bases of both pelvic fins extending forward onto urohyal. Scales small, cycloid. Lateral line equally developed on both sides of body, with prominent arch above pectoral fin; lateral-line scales 85-95. Color: ocular side light to medium brown with many small dark spots and numerous larger spots that continue onto dorsal, anal and caudal fins (spots somewhat larger on median fins compared with those on body). Pectoral fins also spotted. Blind side uniformly whitish.
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