Otolith description

Otolith medium, ovate/anvil-shaped, ventral portion twice as large as dorsal. Dorsal margin gently lobed; ventral margin serrate to dentate. Sulcus groove heter-osulcoid; opening ostio-caudal, (but Labridae species may progress from ostial to ostio-pseudocaudal to ostio-caudal with growth (Smale et al. 1995). Colliculum heteromorph, often indistinct. Collum broad but low. Crista superior ill defined; crista inferior irregular. Rostrum long and broad, blunt. Antirostrum short and rounded. Excisura shallow; angle acute. Dorsal area depression shallow trough above crista superior. Ventral area with irregular nodular sculpturing.

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