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Family: Aplysinidae (See list of species below)

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13 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aiolochroia crassa
[branching tube sponge]
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Aplysina archeri
[stove-pipe sponge]
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Aplysina bathyphila
[]
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Aplysina cauliformis
[row pore rope sponge]


Aplysina cavernicola
[]
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Aplysina fistularis
[sulphur sponge]
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Aplysina fulva
[scattered pore rope sponge]
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Aplysina hirsuta
[]
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Aplysina insularis
[]
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Aplysina lacunosa
[convoluted barrel sponge]
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Verongula gigantea
[netted barrel sponge]
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Verongula reiswigi
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Verongula rigida
[pitted sponge]
13 Species of Family Aplysinidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aiolochroia crassa branching tube sponge Western Atlantic.
Aplysina archeri stove-pipe sponge Western Central Atlantic
Aplysina bathyphila Western Central Atlantic
Aplysina cauliformis row pore rope sponge Western Atlantic. 60 BRL
Aplysina cavernicola Northeast Atlantic
Aplysina fistularis sulphur sponge Eastern Pacific and Weste 20 WD
Aplysina fulva scattered pore rope sponge Western Atlantic. 60 BRL
Aplysina hirsuta Western Central Atlantic
Aplysina insularis Western Central Atlantic.
Aplysina lacunosa convoluted barrel sponge Western Atlantic. 100 H
Verongula gigantea netted barrel sponge Western Atlantic
Verongula reiswigi Western Central Atlantic 15 H
Verongula rigida pitted sponge Western Atlantic. 3 WD



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