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Family: Schizasteridae (See list of species below)

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25 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Abatus agassizii
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Abatus cavernosus
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Abatus cordatus
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Abatus curvidens
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Abatus elongatus
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Abatus ingens
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Abatus philippii
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Abatus shackletoni
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Agassizia excentrica
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Agassizia scrobiculata
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Brisaster antarcticus
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Brisaster fragilis
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Brisaster kerguelensis
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Brisaster latifrons
[northern heart urchin]
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Brisaster moseleyi
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Faorina chinensis
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Moira atropos
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Ova canaliferus
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Proraster affinis
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Schizaster doederleini
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Schizaster floridiensis
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Schizaster lacunosus
[lacunal sea potato]
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Schizaster orbignyanus
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Schizaster rotundatus
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Tripylaster philippii
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25 Species of Family Schizasteridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Abatus agassizii Antarctic Atlantic
Abatus cavernosus Southwest Atlantic and An
Abatus cordatus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Abatus curvidens Southeast Atlantic and An
Abatus elongatus Antarctic Atlantic and Pa
Abatus ingens Antarctic Indian Ocean an
Abatus philippii Antarctic Indian Ocean an
Abatus shackletoni Antarctic.
Agassizia excentrica Western Central Atlantic.
Agassizia scrobiculata Eastern Central Pacific.
Brisaster antarcticus Antarctic.
Brisaster fragilis Arctic and Northwest Atla
Brisaster kerguelensis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Brisaster latifrons northern heart urchin Eastern Pacific
Brisaster moseleyi Southeast Pacific and Sou 7.5 TL
Faorina chinensis Western Central Pacific
Moira atropos Western Central Atlantic
Ova canaliferus Mediterranean Sea.
Proraster affinis Western Central Pacific
Schizaster doederleini Western Central Atlantic
Schizaster floridiensis Western Central Atlantic
Schizaster lacunosus lacunal sea potato Indo-West Pacific
Schizaster orbignyanus Western Atlantic
Schizaster rotundatus Southeast Pacific
Tripylaster philippii Southeast Pacific, Southw



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