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Family: Salpidae (See list of species below)

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41 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Brooksia berneri
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Brooksia rostrata
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Cyclosalpa affinis
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Cyclosalpa bakeri
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Cyclosalpa floridana
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Cyclosalpa foxtoni
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Cyclosalpa pinnata
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Cyclosalpa polae
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Cyclosalpa quadriluminis
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Cyclosalpa sewelli
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Cyclosalpa strongylenteron
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Helicosalpa komaii
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Helicosalpa virgula
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Helicosalpa younti
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Iasis cylindrica
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Ihlea magalhanica
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Ihlea punctata
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Ihlea racovitzai
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Metcalfina hexagona
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Pegea bicaudata
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Pegea confoederata
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Ritteriella amboinensis
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Ritteriella picteti
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Ritteriella retracta
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Salpa aspera
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Salpa fusiformis
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Salpa gerlachei
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Salpa maxima
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Salpa thompsoni
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Salpa younti
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Soestia zonaria
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Thalia cicar
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Thalia democratica
[salp]
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Thalia longicauda
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Thalia orientalis
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Thalia rhinoceros
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Thalia rhomboides
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Thalia sibogae
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Thetys vagina
[virgin salpa]
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Traustedtia multitentaculata
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Weelia cylindrica
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41 Species of Family Salpidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Brooksia berneri Indo-West Pacific. Weste
Brooksia rostrata Indo-Pacific and Western
Cyclosalpa affinis North Atlantic, the Medit 6 TL
Cyclosalpa bakeri Northeast Atlantic and In
Cyclosalpa floridana Northern Atlantic and Wes
Cyclosalpa foxtoni Questionable in Britain.
Cyclosalpa pinnata Eastern Indian Ocean, Atl 6.5 TL
Cyclosalpa polae Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 4 TL
Cyclosalpa quadriluminis Pacific Ocean
Cyclosalpa sewelli Indo-Pacific
Cyclosalpa strongylenteron Eastern Central Pacific
Helicosalpa komaii Northwest Pacific
Helicosalpa virgula Cosmopolitan. Tropical t 3.5 TL
Helicosalpa younti Southeast Pacific
Iasis cylindrica Northwest Atlantic, Antar
Ihlea magalhanica Southwest Atlantic and In
Ihlea punctata Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, a 2.3 TL
Ihlea racovitzai Antarctic Atlantic
Metcalfina hexagona Indo-Pacific.
Pegea bicaudata Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, a 8 TL
Pegea confoederata Atlantic, the Mediterrane 12 TL
Ritteriella amboinensis Northeast Atlantic and In
Ritteriella picteti Northeast Atlantic
Ritteriella retracta Northern Atlantic, Pacifi
Salpa aspera Atlantic Ocean
Salpa fusiformis Circumglobal. 5.2 TL
Salpa gerlachei Antarctic Pacific.
Salpa maxima Northern Atlantic, the Me 10 TL
Salpa thompsoni Southern Hemisphere. 4.2 TL
Salpa younti Atlantic Ocean
Soestia zonaria Atlantic, the Mediterrane
Thalia cicar Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc
Thalia democratica salp Atlantic, the Mediterrane 1.8 TL
Thalia longicauda Indo-West Pacific and Atl
Thalia orientalis Indo-Pacific, Atlantic an 0.5 TL
Thalia rhinoceros Western Central Pacific
Thalia rhomboides Indo-Pacific.
Thalia sibogae Western Central Pacific
Thetys vagina virgin salpa Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 12 TL
Traustedtia multitentaculata Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Weelia cylindrica Indo-Pacific and Atlantic



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