multicuspid


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mul·ti·cus·pi·date

(mŭl'tē-kŭs'pi-dāt),
1. Having more than two cusps.
2. A molar tooth with three or more cusps or projections on the crown. Synonym(s): multicuspid

multicuspid

, multicuspidate (mŭl″tĭ-kŭs′pĭd) (-pĭ-dāt) [″ + cuspis, point]
Having several cusps.
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90 in SL; scales (8)35, 11 transverse; anal fin iii,17; 5-7 interhaemals; mouth terminal, teeth flat multicuspid (up to 7 cusps only) on both jaws; maxilla very short, with 0-1 teeth; colour-pattern rather variable; usually the anterior part of dorsal fin with a falciform black blotch; a broad caudal spot, covering almost all of the depth of the peduncle, not extending onto the middle caudal fin rays; anal fin lobe never black, only the first ray marked; skin over the interhaemals dark.
2); upper teeth multicuspid, first row with one to two lateral cusplets on either side of single, pointed median cusp; teeth in lower jaw unicuspid, in single series, not erect, overlapping, with blade-like edge; upper tooth counts numbering 27 (25-30); lower tooth counts numbering 42 (33-36).