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Family: Childiidae (See list of species below)

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34 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Actinoposthia beklemischevi
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Actinoposthia biaculeata
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Actinoposthia caudata
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Actinoposthia haplovata
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Actinoposthia longa
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Actinoposthia pigmentea
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Atriofronta polyvacuola
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Childia brachyposthium
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Childia groenlandica
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Childia macroposthium
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Childia vivipara
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Microposthia listensis
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Paraphanostoma crassum
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Paraphanostoma cycloposthium
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Paraphanostoma dubium
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Paraphanostoma gracilis
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Paraphanostoma submaculatum
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Paraphanostoma trianguliferum
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Paraproporus diovatus
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Paraproporus elegans
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Paraproporus lutheri
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Paraproporus pachymorpha
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Paraproporus rubescens
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Paraproporus saliens
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Philactinoposthia adenogonaria
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Philactinoposthia diploposthia
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Philactinoposthia helgolandica
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Philactinoposthia pusilla
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Philactinoposthia rhammifera
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Philactinoposthia saliens
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Philactinoposthia viridis
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Philactinoposthia viridorhabditis
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Proactinoposthia pelophila
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Tetraposthia colymbetes
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34 Species of Family Childiidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Actinoposthia beklemischevi Northeast Atlantic
Actinoposthia biaculeata Northeast Atlantic
Actinoposthia caudata Northeast Atlantic
Actinoposthia haplovata Northeast Atlantic
Actinoposthia longa Northeast Atlantic
Actinoposthia pigmentea Northeast Atlantic
Atriofronta polyvacuola Northeast Atlantic
Childia brachyposthium Northeast Atlantic.
Childia groenlandica Northern Atlantic and Eas
Childia macroposthium Northeast Atlantic and th
Childia vivipara Northeast Atlantic 0.15 TL
Microposthia listensis Northeast Atlantic
Paraphanostoma crassum Northeast Atlantic and th
Paraphanostoma cycloposthium Northeast Atlantic and th
Paraphanostoma dubium Northeast Atlantic and th
Paraphanostoma gracilis Northeast Atlantic.
Paraphanostoma submaculatum Northeast Atlantic and th
Paraphanostoma trianguliferum Northeast Atlantic; Medit
Paraproporus diovatus Northeast Atlantic
Paraproporus elegans Northeast Atlantic
Paraproporus lutheri Northeast Atlantic.
Paraproporus pachymorpha Northeast Atlantic
Paraproporus rubescens Northeast Atlantic
Paraproporus saliens Northeast Atlantic and th
Philactinoposthia adenogonaria Northeast Atlantic
Philactinoposthia diploposthia Northeast Atlantic
Philactinoposthia helgolandica Northeast Atlantic
Philactinoposthia pusilla Northeast Atlantic
Philactinoposthia rhammifera Northeast Atlantic
Philactinoposthia saliens Northeast Atlantic
Philactinoposthia viridis Northeast Atlantic
Philactinoposthia viridorhabditis Northeast Atlantic
Proactinoposthia pelophila Northeast Atlantic
Tetraposthia colymbetes Northern Atlantic and the



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