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Family: Petrosiidae (See list of species below)

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46 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthostrongylophora ashmorica
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Acanthostrongylophora ingens
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Neopetrosia carbonaria
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Neopetrosia chaliniformis
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Neopetrosia compacta
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Neopetrosia contignata
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Neopetrosia exigua
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Neopetrosia granulosa
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Neopetrosia proxima
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Neopetrosia rosariensis
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Neopetrosia seriata
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Neopetrosia similis
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Neopetrosia subtriangularis
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Neopetrosia truncata
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Neopetrosia tuberosa
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Petrosia capsa
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Petrosia corticata
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Petrosia cretacea
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Petrosia crustata
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Petrosia densissima
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Petrosia durissima
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Petrosia expansa
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Petrosia ficiformis
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Petrosia granifera
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Petrosia hoeksemai
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Petrosia lignosa
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Petrosia mamillata
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Petrosia microxea
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Petrosia nigricans
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Petrosia pellasarca
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Petrosia plana
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Petrosia pluricristata
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Petrosia pulvilla
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Petrosia punctata
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Petrosia seychellensis
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Petrosia strongylata
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Petrosia weinbergi
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Strongylophora davilai
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Xestospongia bergquistia
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Xestospongia deweerdtae
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Xestospongia hispida
[hard gnarled clump sponge]
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Xestospongia muta
[giant barrel sponge]


Xestospongia testudinaria
[barrel sponge]
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Xestospongia trindanea
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Xestospongia variabilis
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Xestospongia wiedenmayeri
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46 Species of Family Petrosiidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthostrongylophora ashmorica Western Central Pacific
Acanthostrongylophora ingens Western Central Pacific
Neopetrosia carbonaria Pacific Ocean and Western
Neopetrosia chaliniformis Western Central Pacific
Neopetrosia compacta Western Central Pacific
Neopetrosia contignata Western Central Pacific
Neopetrosia exigua Indo-Pacific.
Neopetrosia granulosa Western Central Pacific
Neopetrosia proxima Western Atlantic. 4 OT
Neopetrosia rosariensis Atlantic Ocean 78 H
Neopetrosia seriata Western Central Pacific
Neopetrosia similis Indo-West Pacific and the
Neopetrosia subtriangularis Western Central Atlantic 2 BRW
Neopetrosia truncata Western Central Pacific
Neopetrosia tuberosa Western Central Pacific
Petrosia capsa Western Central Pacific
Petrosia corticata Western Central Pacific
Petrosia cretacea Western Central Atlantic
Petrosia crustata Western Central Pacific
Petrosia densissima Western Central Pacific
Petrosia durissima Western Central Pacific
Petrosia expansa Western Central Pacific
Petrosia ficiformis Mediterranean.
Petrosia granifera Western Central Pacific.
Petrosia hoeksemai Western Central Pacific
Petrosia lignosa Western Central Pacific
Petrosia mamillata Western Central Pacific.
Petrosia microxea Western Central Pacific
Petrosia nigricans Western Central Pacific
Petrosia pellasarca Western Central Pacific
Petrosia plana Western Central Pacific
Petrosia pluricristata Western Pacific
Petrosia pulvilla Western Central Pacific
Petrosia punctata Western Central Pacific.
Petrosia seychellensis Western Central Pacific
Petrosia strongylata Western Central Pacific
Petrosia weinbergi Western Central Pacific
Strongylophora davilai Western Central Atlantic
Xestospongia bergquistia Western Central Pacific
Xestospongia deweerdtae Western Central Pacific
Xestospongia hispida hard gnarled clump sponge Northeast Pacific and Ant
Xestospongia muta giant barrel sponge Western Atlantic. 250 WD
Xestospongia testudinaria barrel sponge Xestospongia testudina
Xestospongia trindanea Northeast Pacific
Xestospongia variabilis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Xestospongia wiedenmayeri Western Central Atlantic



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