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Family: Elpidiidae (See list of species below)

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35 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Achlyonice longicornis
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Achlyonice margitae
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Achlyonice myriamae
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Achlyonice violaecuspidata
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Amperima furcata
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Amperima insignis
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Amperima naresi
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Amperima robusta
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Ellipinion delagei
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Ellipinion molle
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Ellipinion papillosum
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Elpidia belyaevi
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Elpidia echinata
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Elpidia glacialis
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Elpidia theeli
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Kolga hyalina
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Kolga ludwigi
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Peniagone affinis
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Peniagone azorica
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Peniagone challengeri
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Peniagone crozeti
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Peniagone diaphana
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Peniagone elongata
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Peniagone incerta
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Peniagone islandica
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Peniagone leander
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Peniagone purpurea
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Peniagone thieli
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Peniagone vignioni
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Peniagone vitrea
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Peniagone willemoesi
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Penilpidia ludwigi
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Protelpidia murrayi
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Rhipidothuria racovitzai
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Scotoplanes globosa
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35 Species of Family Elpidiidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Achlyonice longicornis Southeast Atlantic
Achlyonice margitae Western Pacific
Achlyonice myriamae Eastern Atlantic
Achlyonice violaecuspidata Atlantic Ocean and Antarc 5.4 TL
Amperima furcata Northeast Atlantic and So
Amperima insignis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Amperima naresi Antarctic Indian Ocean
Amperima robusta Antarctic Indian Ocean
Ellipinion delagei To be filled.
Ellipinion molle To be filled.
Ellipinion papillosum Antarctic.
Elpidia belyaevi Arctic and Canada.
Elpidia echinata To be filled.
Elpidia glacialis Southwest Pacific, Northe
Elpidia theeli Antarctic.
Kolga hyalina Arctic
Kolga ludwigi To be filled.
Peniagone affinis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Peniagone azorica To be filled.
Peniagone challengeri Antarctic Indian Ocean
Peniagone crozeti Antarctic Indian Ocean
Peniagone diaphana Antarctic Indian Ocean 15
Peniagone elongata Southeast Pacific 20
Peniagone incerta Antarctic Indian Ocean
Peniagone islandica Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Peniagone leander Indian Ocean. 30
Peniagone purpurea southern Indian Ocean, no
Peniagone thieli Western Central Pacific
Peniagone vignioni Antarctic Atlantic
Peniagone vitrea Eastern Pacific.
Peniagone willemoesi Antarctic Indian Ocean
Penilpidia ludwigi Mediterranean Sea.
Protelpidia murrayi Antarctic Atlantic.
Rhipidothuria racovitzai Antarctic Indian Ocean
Scotoplanes globosa off Chile, southwest of C



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