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Family: Hesionidae (See list of species below)

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103 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Amphiduropsis axialensis
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Amphiduros fuscescens
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Bonuania parva
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Dalhousiella carpenteri
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Dalhousiella hesionides
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Dalhousiella longocirrata
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Gyptis arenicola
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Gyptis brevipalpa
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Gyptis brunnea
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Gyptis crpta
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Gyptis fasciata
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Gyptis helgolandica
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Gyptis incompta
[sunflower worm]
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Gyptis lobatus
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Gyptis mediterranea
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Gyptis ophiocomae
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Gyptis plurisetis
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Gyptis propinqua
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Gyptis rosea
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Gyptis vittata
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Hesiocaeca bermudensis
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Hesiocaeca methanicola
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Hesiodeiria glabra
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Hesiolyra bergi
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Hesione genetta
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Hesione intertexta
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Hesione pantherina
[leopard worm]
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Hesione picta
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Hesione protochona
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Hesione splendida
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Hesione steenstrupii
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Hesionella mcculochae
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Hesionides arenaria
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Hesionides gohari
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Hesionides maxima
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Hesionides unilamellata
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Hesiospina aurantiaca
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Hesiospina vestimentifera
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Heteropodarke formalis
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Heteropodarke heteromorpha
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Heteropodarke lyonsi
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Kefersteinia fauveli
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Kefersteinia haplosetosa
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Leocrates atlanticus
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Leocrates auritus
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Leocrates chinensis
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Leocrates claparedii
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Leocrates diplognathus
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Leocrates giardi
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Leocrates wesenberglundae
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Leocratides ehlersi
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Leocratides filamentosus
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Microphtalmus arenarius
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Microphtalmus bermudensis
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Microphtalmus hamosus
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Microphtalmus hartmanae
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Microphtalmus stocki
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Microphthalmus aberrans
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Microphthalmus fragilis
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Microphthalmus indefatigatus
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Microphthalmus listensis
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Microphthalmus pettiboneae
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Microphthalmus pseudoaberrans
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Microphthalmus riojai
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Microphthalmus sczelkowii
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Microphthalmus similis
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Microphthalmus southerni
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Microphthalmus tyrrhenicus
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Microphthalmus urofimbriata
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Micropodarke dubia
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Nereimyra alvinae
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Nereimyra aphroditoides
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Nereimyra punctata
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Ophiodromus agilis
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Ophiodromus angustifrons
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Ophiodromus berrisfordi
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Ophiodromus flexuosus
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Ophiodromus notospinosus
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Ophiodromus pallidus
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Ophiodromus pelagicus
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Ophiodromus pugettensis
[bat star commensal worm]
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Ophiodromus tigrinus
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Orseis brevis
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Orseis grasslei
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Orseis mathai
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Oxydromus latifrons
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Parhesione luteola
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Podarke latifrons
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Podarke minuta
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Podarke obscura
[swift-footed worm]
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Podarkeopsis arenicolus
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Podarkeopsis capensis
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Podarkeopsis galangaui
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Podarkeopsis glabrus
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Podarkeopsis guadalupensis
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Podarkeopsis helgolandica
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Podarkeopsis levifuscina
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Podarkeopsis perkinsi
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Sinohesione genitaliphora
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Sirsoe grasslei
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Syllidia armata
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Syllidia inermis
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Syllidia liniata
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103 Species of Family Hesionidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Amphiduropsis axialensis Pacific Ocean.
Amphiduros fuscescens Mediterranean Sea.
Bonuania parva Western Central Pacific
Dalhousiella carpenteri Mediterranean Sea.
Dalhousiella hesionides Western Central Atlantic
Dalhousiella longocirrata Western Central Atlantic
Gyptis arenicola Eastern Pacific
Gyptis brevipalpa Western Central Atlantic
Gyptis brunnea Eastern Pacific
Gyptis crpta Western Central Atlantic
Gyptis fasciata Western Central Atlantic
Gyptis helgolandica Northeast Atlantic
Gyptis incompta sunflower worm Southeast Pacific
Gyptis lobatus Northwest Pacific
Gyptis mediterranea Mediterranean Sea.
Gyptis ophiocomae Western Indian Ocean
Gyptis plurisetis Eastern Pacific
Gyptis propinqua Western Indian Ocean and
Gyptis rosea Northeast Atlantic
Gyptis vittata Western Central Atlantic
Hesiocaeca bermudensis Eastern Pacific
Hesiocaeca methanicola Western Central Atlantic.
Hesiodeiria glabra Northeast Pacific.
Hesiolyra bergi Eastern Pacific
Hesione genetta Pacific Ocean.
Hesione intertexta Indo-Pacific and Western
Hesione pantherina leopard worm Indo-Pacific, Western Cen
Hesione picta Western Central Atlantic
Hesione protochona Western Central Atlantic
Hesione splendida Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc
Hesione steenstrupii Northeast Atlantic
Hesionella mcculochae Eastern Pacific
Hesionides arenaria Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc
Hesionides gohari Western Indian Ocean, Wes
Hesionides maxima Mediterranean Sea.
Hesionides unilamellata Eastern Pacific
Hesiospina aurantiaca Mediterranean Sea.
Hesiospina vestimentifera Eastern Pacific
Heteropodarke formalis Western Central Atlantic
Heteropodarke heteromorpha Indo-Pacific and Western
Heteropodarke lyonsi Western Central Atlantic
Kefersteinia fauveli Antarctic Indian Ocean
Kefersteinia haplosetosa Western Central Atlantic
Leocrates atlanticus Eastern Central Atlantic
Leocrates auritus Indo-West Pacific
Leocrates chinensis Pacific and Atlantic Ocea
Leocrates claparedii Indo-West Pacific and the
Leocrates diplognathus Indo-West Pacific
Leocrates giardi Western Indian Ocean
Leocrates wesenberglundae Indo-West Pacific.
Leocratides ehlersi Indo-West Pacific
Leocratides filamentosus Western Central Pacific
Microphtalmus arenarius Western Central Atlantic
Microphtalmus bermudensis Western Central Atlantic
Microphtalmus hamosus Western Central Atlantic
Microphtalmus hartmanae Western Central Atlantic
Microphtalmus stocki Western Central Atlantic
Microphthalmus aberrans Arctic and Northern Atlan
Microphthalmus fragilis Mediterranean Sea.
Microphthalmus indefatigatus Eastern Pacific
Microphthalmus listensis Northeast Atlantic
Microphthalmus pettiboneae Mediterranean Sea.
Microphthalmus pseudoaberrans Mediterranean Sea.
Microphthalmus riojai Eastern Pacific
Microphthalmus sczelkowii Northeast Atlantic and th
Microphthalmus similis Northeast Atlantic and th
Microphthalmus southerni Northeast Atlantic
Microphthalmus tyrrhenicus Mediterranean Sea.
Microphthalmus urofimbriata Indian Ocean
Micropodarke dubia Northern Pacific
Nereimyra alvinae Eastern Pacific
Nereimyra aphroditoides Arctic and Northwest Atla
Nereimyra punctata Western Indian Ocean, Atl
Ophiodromus agilis Western Indian Ocean, Wes
Ophiodromus angustifrons Indo-West Pacific.
Ophiodromus berrisfordi Southeast Atlantic and No
Ophiodromus flexuosus Northeast Atlantic and th
Ophiodromus notospinosus Western Central Pacific 2.1 BL
Ophiodromus pallidus Mediterranean Sea.
Ophiodromus pelagicus Mediterranean Sea.
Ophiodromus pugettensis bat star commensal worm Pacific Ocean.
Ophiodromus tigrinus Western Central Pacific
Orseis brevis Indo-Pacific
Orseis grasslei Eastern Pacific
Orseis mathai Antarctic Indian Ocean.
Oxydromus latifrons Indo-West Pacific
Parhesione luteola Western Central Atlantic
Podarke latifrons Western Central Pacific
Podarke minuta Eastern Pacific
Podarke obscura swift-footed worm Western Central Atlantic
Podarkeopsis arenicolus Mediterranean Sea.
Podarkeopsis capensis Northeast Atlantic and th
Podarkeopsis galangaui Mediterranean.
Podarkeopsis glabrus Northeast Pacific
Podarkeopsis guadalupensis Western Central Atlantic
Podarkeopsis helgolandica Northeast Atlantic
Podarkeopsis levifuscina Western Central Atlantic
Podarkeopsis perkinsi Northeast Pacific
Sinohesione genitaliphora Western Central Pacific
Sirsoe grasslei Eastern Central Pacific.
Syllidia armata Western Indian Ocean, Atl
Syllidia inermis Antarctic Atlantic
Syllidia liniata Eastern Pacific



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