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Family: Udoteaceae (See list of species below)

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31 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Avrainvillea amadelpha
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Avrainvillea asarifolia
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Avrainvillea calathina
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Avrainvillea digitata
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Avrainvillea erecta
[Elephant's ear]
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Avrainvillea hollenbergii
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Avrainvillea lacerata
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Avrainvillea levis
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Avrainvillea longicaulis
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Avrainvillea nigricans
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Avrainvillea obscura
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Avrainvillea rawsonii
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Avrainvillea riukiuensis
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Chlorodesmis fastigiata
[turtle weed]
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Chlorodesmis hildebrandtii
[green algae]
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Penicillus capitatus
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Penicillus dumentosus
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Penicillus lamourouxii
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Penicillus pyriformis
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Rhipidosiphon javensis
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Rhipilia orientalis
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Rhipilia sinuosa
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Rhipocephalus phoenix
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Tydemania expeditionis
[Green sea beads]
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Udotea argentea
[Large sea fan tail]
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Udotea conglutinata
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Udotea cyathiformis
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Udotea flabellum
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Udotea geppiorum
[small sea fan tail]
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Udotea occidentalis
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Udotea wilsonii
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31 Species of Family Udoteaceae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Avrainvillea amadelpha Indo-Pacific. Tropical to
Avrainvillea asarifolia Western Central Atlantic
Avrainvillea calathina Western Indian Ocean
Avrainvillea digitata Western Central Atlantic
Avrainvillea erecta Elephant's ear Indo-Pacific
Avrainvillea hollenbergii Western Central Pacific
Avrainvillea lacerata Central Pacific
Avrainvillea levis Western Central Atlantic
Avrainvillea longicaulis Western Central Atlantic
Avrainvillea nigricans Western Central Pacific a
Avrainvillea obscura Western Central Pacific
Avrainvillea rawsonii Western Central Atlantic
Avrainvillea riukiuensis Western Indian Ocean
Chlorodesmis fastigiata turtle weed Western Central Pacific
Chlorodesmis hildebrandtii green algae Western Central Pacific
Penicillus capitatus Western Central Atlantic
Penicillus dumentosus Western Central Atlantic
Penicillus lamourouxii Western Central Atlantic
Penicillus pyriformis Western Central Atlantic
Rhipidosiphon javensis Eastern Central Pacific
Rhipilia orientalis Western Central Pacific
Rhipilia sinuosa Western Central Pacific
Rhipocephalus phoenix Western Central Atlantic
Tydemania expeditionis Green sea beads Indian Ocean
Udotea argentea Large sea fan tail Indo-West Pacific.
Udotea conglutinata Western Central Atlantic
Udotea cyathiformis Western Central Atlantic
Udotea flabellum Western Central Atlantic
Udotea geppiorum small sea fan tail Western Central Pacific
Udotea occidentalis Western Central Atlantic
Udotea wilsonii Western Central Atlantic



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