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Family: Magelonidae (See list of species below)

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36 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Magelona alleni
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Magelona californica
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Magelona capax
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Magelona cerae
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Magelona cincta
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Magelona cineta
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Magelona cornuta
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Magelona crenulifrons
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Magelona equilamellae
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Magelona filiformis
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Magelona gemmata
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Magelona hartmanae
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Magelona heteropoda
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Magelona hobsonae
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Magelona japonica
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Magelona johnstoni
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Magelona lenticulata
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Magelona longicornis
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Magelona marianae
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Magelona minuta
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Magelona mirabilis
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Magelona obockensis
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Magelona pacifica
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Magelona papillicornis
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Magelona pettiboneae
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Magelona phyllisae
[shovel headed worm]
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Magelona pitelkai
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Magelona polydentata
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Magelona pulchella
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Magelona riojai
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Magelona rosea
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Magelona sacculata
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Magelona tehuanensis
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Magelona wilsoni
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Meridithia spinifera
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Octomagelona bizkaiensis
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36 Species of Family Magelonidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Magelona alleni Northeast Atlantic and th
Magelona californica Western Central Atlantic
Magelona capax Western Central Atlantic
Magelona cerae Western Central Atlantic
Magelona cincta Indo-West Pacific.
Magelona cineta Western Pacific
Magelona cornuta Indo-West Pacific
Magelona crenulifrons Indo-West Pacific.
Magelona equilamellae Mediterranean Sea.
Magelona filiformis Northeast Atlantic and th
Magelona gemmata Indo-West Pacific
Magelona hartmanae Eastern Central Pacific.
Magelona heteropoda Western Indian Ocean
Magelona hobsonae Northeast Pacific
Magelona japonica Pacific Ocean.
Magelona johnstoni Northeast Atlantic and th 17 TL
Magelona lenticulata Western Central Pacific
Magelona longicornis Northeast Pacific
Magelona marianae Eastern Pacific
Magelona minuta Northeast Atlantic and th
Magelona mirabilis Northeast Atlantic and th
Magelona obockensis Western Indian Ocean
Magelona pacifica Pacific Ocean.
Magelona papillicornis Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc
Magelona pettiboneae Western Central Atlantic
Magelona phyllisae shovel headed worm Southeast Pacific
Magelona pitelkai Eastern Pacific
Magelona polydentata Western Central Atlantic
Magelona pulchella Western Indian Ocean
Magelona riojai Western Central Atlantic
Magelona rosea Mediterranean
Magelona sacculata Eastern Pacific
Magelona tehuanensis Eastern Pacific
Magelona wilsoni Northeast Atlantic and th
Meridithia spinifera Eastern Pacific
Octomagelona bizkaiensis Northern Atlantic.



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