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Family: Chordariaceae (See list of species below)

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38 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acrothrix gracilis
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Asperococcus scaber
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Botrytella reinboldii
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Chnoospora minima
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Chordaria flagelliformis
[Black whip weed]
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Cladosiphon occidentalis
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Corynophlaea umbellata
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Delamarea attenuata
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Elachista flaccida
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Elachista fucicola
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Elachista scutulata
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Elachista stellaris
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Eudesme virescens
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Giraudia sphacelarioides
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Herponema velutinum
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Hydroclathrus clathratus
[Hydroclathrus]
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Isthmoplea sphaerophora
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Kuetzingiella elachistaeformis
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Laminariocolax aecidioides
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Laminariocolax tomentosoides
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Leathesia difformis
[Sea cauliflower]
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Litosiphon laminariae
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Mesogloia vermiculata
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Microcoryne ocellata
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Mikrosyphar porphyrae
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Myriactula arabica
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Myriocladia lovenii
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Myrionema corunnae
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Myrionema strangulans
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Nemacystus decipiens
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Nemacystus erythraeus
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Punctaria expansa
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Punctaria latifolia
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Soranthera ulvoidea
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Spongonema tomentosum
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Stilophora iranica
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Stilophora tenella
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Striaria attenuata
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38 Species of Family Chordariaceae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acrothrix gracilis Northern Atlantic and the
Asperococcus scaber Northeast Atlantic
Botrytella reinboldii Northeast Atlantic
Chnoospora minima Southeast Pacific
Chordaria flagelliformis Black whip weed Northeast Atlantic
Cladosiphon occidentalis Western Central Atlantic
Corynophlaea umbellata Northeast Atlantic
Delamarea attenuata Northeast Atlantic
Elachista flaccida Antarctic Indian Ocean
Elachista fucicola Eastern Pacific
Elachista scutulata Northeast Atlantic
Elachista stellaris Northeast Atlantic
Eudesme virescens Northeast Atlantic
Giraudia sphacelarioides Northeast Atlantic
Herponema velutinum Northeast Atlantic
Hydroclathrus clathratus Hydroclathrus Atlantic Ocean
Isthmoplea sphaerophora Northeast Atlantic
Kuetzingiella elachistaeformis Western Central Atlantic
Laminariocolax aecidioides Northeast Atlantic
Laminariocolax tomentosoides Northeast Atlantic
Leathesia difformis Sea cauliflower Eastern Pacific
Litosiphon laminariae Northeast Atlantic
Mesogloia vermiculata Northeast Atlantic
Microcoryne ocellata Northeast Atlantic
Mikrosyphar porphyrae Northeast Atlantic
Myriactula arabica Western Indian Ocean
Myriocladia lovenii Northeast Atlantic
Myrionema corunnae Northeast Atlantic
Myrionema strangulans Southeast Pacific
Nemacystus decipiens Western Indian Ocean.
Nemacystus erythraeus Western Indian Ocean
Punctaria expansa Northeast Pacific
Punctaria latifolia Northeast Atlantic
Soranthera ulvoidea Eastern Pacific
Spongonema tomentosum Northeast Atlantic
Stilophora iranica Western Indian Ocean.
Stilophora tenella Western Indian Ocean
Striaria attenuata Northeast Atlantic



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