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Family: Ptychoderidae (See list of species below)

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27 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Balanoglossus apertus
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Balanoglossus aurantiacus
[golden acorn worm]
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Balanoglossus australiensis
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Balanoglossus borealis
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Balanoglossus carnosus
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Balanoglossus clavigerus
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Balanoglossus gigas
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Balanoglossus hydrocephalus
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Balanoglossus misakiensis
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Balanoglossus occidentalis
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Balanoglossus proterogonius
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Balanoglossus salmoneus
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Balanoglossus studiosorum
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Glossobalanus berkeleyi
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Glossobalanus crozieri
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Glossobalanus elongatus
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Glossobalanus hedleyi
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Glossobalanus indicus
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Glossobalanus marginatus
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Glossobalanus minutus
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Glossobalanus parvulus
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Glossobalanus sarniensis
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Ptychodera bahamensis
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Ptychodera ceylonica
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Ptychodera erythrea
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Ptychodera flava
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Ptychodera pelsarti
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27 Species of Family Ptychoderidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Balanoglossus apertus Southwest Atlantic.
Balanoglossus aurantiacus golden acorn worm Western Atlantic 100 TL
Balanoglossus australiensis Western Pacific and the M
Balanoglossus borealis Northwest Pacific.
Balanoglossus carnosus Indo-West Pacific
Balanoglossus clavigerus Northeast Atlantic and th
Balanoglossus gigas Indo-pacific and Southwes 150 TL
Balanoglossus hydrocephalus Indian Ocean.
Balanoglossus misakiensis Northwest Pacific.
Balanoglossus occidentalis Eastern Central Pacific
Balanoglossus proterogonius Northeast Pacific.
Balanoglossus salmoneus Northeast Pacific.
Balanoglossus studiosorum Western Central Pacific
Glossobalanus berkeleyi Eastern Pacific
Glossobalanus crozieri Western Atlantic 8 TL
Glossobalanus elongatus Mediterranean.
Glossobalanus hedleyi Western Central Pacific
Glossobalanus indicus Eastern Indian Ocean
Glossobalanus marginatus Northeast Atlantic
Glossobalanus minutus Southwest and Northeast A
Glossobalanus parvulus Western Indian Ocean
Glossobalanus sarniensis Northeast Atlantic
Ptychodera bahamensis Western Atlantic
Ptychodera ceylonica Indian Ocean.
Ptychodera erythrea Indo-West Pacific.
Ptychodera flava Central Pacific
Ptychodera pelsarti Eastern Indian Ocean



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