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Family: Cerianthidae (See list of species below)

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17 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Arachnactis albida
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Arachnanthus oligopodus
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Ceriantheomorphe brasiliensis
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Ceriantheopsis americana
[southern cerianthid]


Cerianthus borealis
[Northern cerianthid]


Cerianthus lloydii
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Cerianthus membranaceus
[tube dwelling anemone]
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Cerianthus vogti
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Isodactylactis borealis
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Pachycerianthus aestuarii
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Pachycerianthus delwynae
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Pachycerianthus dohrni
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Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
[tube-dwelling anemone]
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Pachycerianthus johnsoni
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Pachycerianthus nobilis
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Pachycerianthus solitarius
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Synarachnactis brachiolata
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17 Species of Family Cerianthidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Arachnactis albida Atlantic and the Mediterr
Arachnanthus oligopodus Endemic to the Mediterran
Ceriantheomorphe brasiliensis Arctic, Western Atlantic
Ceriantheopsis americana southern cerianthid Western Atlantic
Cerianthus borealis Northern cerianthid Western Atlantic
Cerianthus lloydii Arctic, Northeast Atlanti
Cerianthus membranaceus tube dwelling anemone Atlantic and the Mediterr
Cerianthus vogti Arctic
Isodactylactis borealis Western Atlantic
Pachycerianthus aestuarii Eastern Pacific
Pachycerianthus delwynae Western Central Pacific
Pachycerianthus dohrni Endemic to the Mediterran
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus tube-dwelling anemone Eastern Pacific 30 H
Pachycerianthus johnsoni Eastern Pacific
Pachycerianthus nobilis Western Central Pacific
Pachycerianthus solitarius Atlantic and the Mediterr
Synarachnactis brachiolata Atlantic and Arctic Ocean



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