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Family: Pennatulidae (See list of species below)

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12 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Crassophyllum thessalonicae
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Pennatula aculeata
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Pennatula borealis
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Pennatula fimbriata
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Pennatula phosphorea
[Phosphorescent sea pen]


Pennatula rubra
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Pteroeides bestae
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Pteroeides caledonicum
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Pteroeides griseum
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Pteroeides laboutei
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Ptilosarcus gurneyi
[orange sea pen]
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Ptilosarcus undulatus
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12 Species of Family Pennatulidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Crassophyllum thessalonicae Endemic to the Mediterran
Pennatula aculeata Western Atlantic and the
Pennatula borealis Western Atlantic
Pennatula fimbriata Western Pacific.
Pennatula phosphorea Phosphorescent sea pen Atlantic Ocean, Pacific O
Pennatula rubra Atlantic and the Mediterr
Pteroeides bestae Western Central Pacific
Pteroeides caledonicum Western Central Pacific
Pteroeides griseum Atlantic and the Mediterr
Pteroeides laboutei Western Central Pacific
Ptilosarcus gurneyi orange sea pen Eastern Pacific 46 H
Ptilosarcus undulatus Eastern Central Pacific a



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