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Family: Geodiidae (See list of species below)

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56 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Caminus chinensis
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Erylus alleni
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Erylus bahamensis
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Erylus burtoni
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Erylus caliculatus
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Erylus cornutus
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Erylus decumbens
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Erylus discophorus
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Erylus fibrillosus
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Erylus formosus
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Erylus geodioides
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Erylus inaequalis
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Erylus lendenfeldi
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Erylus nobilis
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Erylus philippinens
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Erylus placenta
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Erylus proximus
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Erylus rotundus
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Erylus sollasi
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Erylus trisphaerus
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Geodia alba
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Geodia apiarium
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Geodia areolata
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Geodia arripiens
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Geodia barretti
[Barrett's horny sponge]
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Geodia berryi
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Geodia cydonium
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Geodia distincta
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Geodia eosaster
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Geodia gibberella
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Geodia gibberosa
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Geodia hirsuta
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Geodia inconspicua
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Geodia japonica
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Geodia kuekenthali
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Geodia labyrinthica
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Geodia macandrewii
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Geodia mesotriaena
[armoured ball sponge]
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Geodia nigra
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Geodia papyracea
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Geodia philippinensis
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Geodia sparsa
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Geodia sphaeroides
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Geodia spherastrosa
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Geodia thomsonii
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Geodia vaubani
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Geodia vestigifera
[ostrich egg sponge]
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Isops nigra
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Isops ostracomorpha
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Isops perarmata
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Isops phlegraei
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Melophlus sarasinorum
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Pachymatisma johnstonia
[elephant's ear sponge]
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Sidonops microspinosa
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Sidonops neptuni
[leathery barrel sponge]
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Sidonops picteti
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56 Species of Family Geodiidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Caminus chinensis Western Pacific
Erylus alleni Western Atlantic
Erylus bahamensis Caribbean.
Erylus burtoni Western Central Pacific.
Erylus caliculatus Eastern Central Pacific
Erylus cornutus Western Central Pacific
Erylus decumbens Western Central Pacific.
Erylus discophorus Northeast Atlantic
Erylus fibrillosus Western Central Pacific.
Erylus formosus Western Atlantic
Erylus geodioides Indo-Pacific Ocean
Erylus inaequalis Western Central Pacific
Erylus lendenfeldi Indo-West Pacific.
Erylus nobilis Western Central Pacific
Erylus philippinens Western Central Atlantic
Erylus placenta Western Central Pacific
Erylus proximus Eastern Central Pacific
Erylus rotundus Eastern Central Pacific
Erylus sollasi Eastern Central Pacific
Erylus trisphaerus Western Central Atlantic.
Geodia alba Western Central Pacific
Geodia apiarium Western Central Atlantic
Geodia areolata Western Central Pacific
Geodia arripiens Western Central Pacific
Geodia barretti Barrett's horny sponge Northeast Atlantic and th
Geodia berryi Western Central Pacific
Geodia cydonium Northeast Atlantic.
Geodia distincta Western Central Pacific
Geodia eosaster Western Central Pacific
Geodia gibberella Eastern Central Pacific
Geodia gibberosa Western Atlantic
Geodia hirsuta Western Central Pacific
Geodia inconspicua Eastern Indian Ocean
Geodia japonica Western Central Pacific
Geodia kuekenthali Western Central Pacific
Geodia labyrinthica Southeast Atlantic
Geodia macandrewii Arctic and Northern Atlan
Geodia mesotriaena armoured ball sponge Northeast Pacific
Geodia nigra Western Central Pacific
Geodia papyracea Western Central Atlantic 20 WD
Geodia philippinensis Western Central Pacific
Geodia sparsa Western Central Pacific
Geodia sphaeroides Western Central Pacific
Geodia spherastrosa Western Central Pacific
Geodia thomsonii Western Central Atlantic
Geodia vaubani Western Central Pacific.
Geodia vestigifera ostrich egg sponge Southern Ocean. Subtropi
Isops nigra Western Central Pacific
Isops ostracomorpha Western Central Pacific
Isops perarmata Western Central Pacific
Isops phlegraei Northeast Atlantic
Melophlus sarasinorum Indo-West Pacific.
Pachymatisma johnstonia elephant's ear sponge Northeast Atlantic
Sidonops microspinosa Western Central Pacific
Sidonops neptuni leathery barrel sponge Western Atlantic
Sidonops picteti Western Central Pacific



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