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Family: Lafoeidae (See list of species below)

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62 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Abietinella operculata
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Acryptolaria abies
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Acryptolaria conferta
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Acryptolaria longitheca
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Acryptolaria minuta
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Acryptolaria operculata
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Acryptolaria pulchella
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Acryptolaria rectangularis
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Acryptolaria triserialis
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Bedotella armata
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Cryptolaria pectinata
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Cryptolaria tortuosa
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Filellum antarcticum
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Filellum conopeum
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Filellum contortum
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Filellum magnificum
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Filellum serpens
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Filellum serratum
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Grammaria abietina
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Grammaria gracilis
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Grammaria immersa
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Halisiphonia arctica
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Halisiphonia megalotheca
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Halisiphonia nana
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Hebella dyssymetra
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Hebella furax
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Hebella plana
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Hebella scandens
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Hebella striata
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Hebella venusta
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Hebellopsis communis
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Hebellopsis cylindrica
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Hebellopsis expansa
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Lafoea adhaerens
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Lafoea adnata
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Lafoea annulata
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Lafoea benthophila
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Lafoea coalescens
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Lafoea dumosa
[robust tree hydroid]
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Lafoea fruticosa
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Lafoea gaussica
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Lafoea gracillima
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Lafoea grandis
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Lafoea tenellula
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Scandia corrugata
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Scandia gigas
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Scandia mutabilis
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Zygophylax adhaerens
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Zygophylax biarmata
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Zygophylax brownei
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Zygophylax carolinus
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Zygophylax cervicornis
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Zygophylax convallarius
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Zygophylax crassitheca
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Zygophylax echinata
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Zygophylax leloupi
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Zygophylax pinnatus
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Zygophylax reflexus
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Zygophylax rigidus
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Zygophylax robustus
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Zygophylax rufa
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Zygophylax sagamiensis
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62 Species of Family Lafoeidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Abietinella operculata Antarctic-Patagonian.
Acryptolaria abies Western Atlantic
Acryptolaria conferta Atlantic, Pacific Oceans
Acryptolaria longitheca Western Atlantic
Acryptolaria minuta Southwest Pacific
Acryptolaria operculata Southwest Atlantic and So
Acryptolaria pulchella Eastern Pacific
Acryptolaria rectangularis Western Atlantic
Acryptolaria triserialis Western Atlantic
Bedotella armata Northeast Pacific 0.085 WD
Cryptolaria pectinata Atlantic and Pacific Ocea
Cryptolaria tortuosa Eastern Indian Ocean
Filellum antarcticum Southeast Atlantic and th
Filellum conopeum Cosmopolitan.
Filellum contortum Indo-Pacific
Filellum magnificum Antarctic Atlantic and So
Filellum serpens Mediterranean, Atlantic,
Filellum serratum Western Atlantic, Indo-We
Grammaria abietina Antarctic, Atlantic, Paci 10 OT
Grammaria gracilis Western Atlantic
Grammaria immersa Northern Atlantic, Northe
Halisiphonia arctica Atlantic Ocean.
Halisiphonia megalotheca Indian Ocean and Southern 2.5 TL
Halisiphonia nana Antarctic Atlantic and In
Hebella dyssymetra Western Pacific and West
Hebella furax Indo-West Pacific, Centra 1.1 WD
Hebella plana Antarctic-Patagonian.
Hebella scandens Atlantic and Pacific Ocea
Hebella striata Southern Pacific, Southwe
Hebella venusta Western Atlantic
Hebellopsis communis Western Central Atlantic
Hebellopsis cylindrica Atlantic and Pacific Ocea
Hebellopsis expansa Eastern Pacific
Lafoea adhaerens Eastern Pacific
Lafoea adnata Eastern Pacific
Lafoea annulata Southwest Pacific
Lafoea benthophila Arctic
Lafoea coalescens Western Atlantic
Lafoea dumosa robust tree hydroid Cosmopolitan.
Lafoea fruticosa Antarctic, Atlantic, Paci
Lafoea gaussica Eastern Antarctica.
Lafoea gracillima Atlantic, Pacific and Arc
Lafoea grandis Northeast Atlantic and th
Lafoea tenellula Pacific Ocean and Western
Scandia corrugata Eastern Pacific
Scandia gigas Northeast Pacific, Medite
Scandia mutabilis Atlantic, Pacific, Caribb
Zygophylax adhaerens Eastern Pacific and the M
Zygophylax biarmata Northeast Pacific and the
Zygophylax brownei Northeast Pacific
Zygophylax carolinus Eastern Pacific
Zygophylax cervicornis Eastern Pacific
Zygophylax convallarius Western Atlantic
Zygophylax crassitheca Western Atlantic
Zygophylax echinata Northeast Atlantic.
Zygophylax leloupi Northeast Atlantic.
Zygophylax pinnatus Western Atlantic
Zygophylax reflexus Eastern Pacific
Zygophylax rigidus Eastern Pacific
Zygophylax robustus Atlantic and Pacific Ocea
Zygophylax rufa Central Pacific
Zygophylax sagamiensis Western Pacific



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