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Diagnostic Description

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This species is distinguished by following set of characters: Anterior nostril positioned low on snout; copulatory organ of male with 2 pairs of pseudoclaspers, the outer one is wing-shaped with broad base, the inner one about half the size of the outer pseudoclasper, bifurcate, each branch with supporter, anteriorly joined to outer pseudoclasper; of moderate size, reaching to about 7.0 cm SL; usually 12-13 precaudal vertebrae, 43-46 total vertebrae; 7-8 branchiostegal rays; scale patch on cheek, usually 2-3 scales on operculum above opercular spine (rarely absent); no upper preopercular pore; otolith moderately compressed to elongate, its length to height is 2.1-2.3, sulcus not inclined, colliculi separated, caudal colliculum very short, the length of ostial colliculum to length of caudal colliculum is 5-8); maxilla expanded posterio-ventrally (Ref. 76869).
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Estelita Emily Capuli
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Morphology

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 86 - 99; Analsoft rays: 67 - 77; Vertebrae: 43 - 46
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