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Family: Benthopectinidae (See list of species below)

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28 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Benthopecten claviger
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Benthopecten mutabilis
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Benthopecten pedicifer
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Benthopecten pikei
[Sladen's star]
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Benthopecten spinuliger
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Cheiraster blakei
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Cheiraster capillatus
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Cheiraster dawsoni
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Cheiraster gerlachei
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Cheiraster hirsutus
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Cheiraster inops
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Cheiraster ludwigi
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Cheiraster niasicus
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Cheiraster pilosus
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Cheiraster planeta
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Cheiraster sepitus
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Cheiraster subtuberculatus
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Cheiraster triplacanthus
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Cheiraster trullipes
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Gaussaster antarcticus
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Nearchaster aciculosus
[needle-spined fragile star]
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Nearchaster musorstomi
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Nearchaster variabilis
[variable fragile star]
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Pectinaster agassizi
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Pectinaster filholi
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Pectinaster gracilis
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Pectinaster mimicus
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Pontaster tenuispinus
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28 Species of Family Benthopectinidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Benthopecten claviger Northeast Pacific.
Benthopecten mutabilis Northeast Pacific.
Benthopecten pedicifer Antarctic Indian Ocean
Benthopecten pikei Sladen's star Southwest Pacific
Benthopecten spinuliger Eastern Pacific
Cheiraster blakei Western Central Atlantic
Cheiraster capillatus Western Central Pacific
Cheiraster dawsoni Northeast Pacific
Cheiraster gerlachei Antarctic Atlantic.
Cheiraster hirsutus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Cheiraster inops Western Central Pacific
Cheiraster ludwigi Western Central Pacific
Cheiraster niasicus Western Central Pacific
Cheiraster pilosus Western Central Pacific
Cheiraster planeta Antarctic Atlantic and So
Cheiraster sepitus Western Atlantic
Cheiraster subtuberculatus Southwest Pacific
Cheiraster triplacanthus Western Pacific
Cheiraster trullipes Western Central Pacific
Gaussaster antarcticus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Nearchaster aciculosus needle-spined fragile star Eastern Pacific.
Nearchaster musorstomi Western Central Pacific
Nearchaster variabilis variable fragile star Northeast Pacific
Pectinaster agassizi Eastern Pacific
Pectinaster filholi Northwest Atlantic.
Pectinaster gracilis Western Atlantic
Pectinaster mimicus Western Pacific. Tropica
Pontaster tenuispinus Northeast Atlantic and th



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