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Family: Branchiostomidae (See list of species below)

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30 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Asymmetron inferum
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Asymmetron lucayanum
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Branchiostoma africae
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Branchiostoma arabiae
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Branchiostoma belcheri
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Branchiostoma bennetti
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Branchiostoma bermudae
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Branchiostoma californiense
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Branchiostoma caribaeum
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Branchiostoma elongatum
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Branchiostoma floridae
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Branchiostoma indicum
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Branchiostoma lanceolatum
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Branchiostoma leonense
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Branchiostoma longirostrum
[shellhash lancelet]
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Branchiostoma malayanum
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Branchiostoma minucauda
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Branchiostoma mortonense
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Branchiostoma nigeriense
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Branchiostoma platae
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Branchiostoma senegalense
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Branchiostoma virginiae
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Epigonichthys australis
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Epigonichthys bassanus
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Epigonichthys cingalensis
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Epigonichthys cultellus
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Epigonichthys hectori
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Epigonichthys lucayanum
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Epigonichthys maldivense
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Epigonichthys maldivensis
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30 Species of Family Branchiostomidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Asymmetron inferum Northwest Pacific
Asymmetron lucayanum Northwest Atlantic and In 1.95 TL
Branchiostoma africae Eastern Central Atlantic
Branchiostoma arabiae Western Indian Ocean. 4.05 TL
Branchiostoma belcheri Indo-West Pacific 5.5 TL
Branchiostoma bennetti Western Central Atlantic 3.37 TL
Branchiostoma bermudae Western Central Atlantic
Branchiostoma californiense Eastern Central Pacific a
Branchiostoma caribaeum Western Central Atlantic
Branchiostoma elongatum Southeast Pacific.
Branchiostoma floridae Western Central Atlantic
Branchiostoma indicum Eastern Indian Ocean
Branchiostoma lanceolatum Northeast Atlantic and th
Branchiostoma leonense Eastern Central Atlantic
Branchiostoma longirostrum shellhash lancelet Western Central Pacific
Branchiostoma malayanum Indo-West Pacific.
Branchiostoma minucauda Indo-West Pacific 5.5 TL
Branchiostoma mortonense Indo-West Pacific 2.9 TL
Branchiostoma nigeriense Eastern Central Atlantic
Branchiostoma platae Southwest Atlantic
Branchiostoma senegalense Eastern Central Atlantic
Branchiostoma virginiae Atlantic Ocean
Epigonichthys australis Southwest Pacific 2.5 TL
Epigonichthys bassanus Southwest Pacific 4.4 TL
Epigonichthys cingalensis Western Indian Ocean
Epigonichthys cultellus Indo-West Pacific 3.4 TL
Epigonichthys hectori Southwest Pacific 2.18 TL
Epigonichthys lucayanum Indo-West Pacific and Wes 2.8 TL
Epigonichthys maldivense Northwest Pacific
Epigonichthys maldivensis Indo-West Pacific 2.6 TL



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