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Family: Sabellidae (See list of species below)

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211 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Amphicorina armandi
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Amphicorina eimeri
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Amphicorina grahamensis
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Amphicorina pectinata
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Amphicorina persinosa
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Amphicorina triangulata
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Amphiglena lindae
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Amphiglena mediterranea
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Amphiglena pacifica
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Anamobaea oerstedi
[split-crown feather duster]
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Augeneriella dubia
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Augeneriella lagunai
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Bispira brunnea
[social feather duster]
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Bispira crassicornis
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Bispira manicata
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Bispira mariae
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Bispira melanostigma
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Bispira monroi
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Bispira oatesiana
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Bispira porifera
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Bispira rugosa
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Bispira tricyclia
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Bispira viola
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Bispira volutacornis
[cluster feather duster]
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Branchiomma arenosa
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Branchiomma boholense
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Branchiomma bombyx
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Branchiomma cingulata
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Branchiomma conspersa
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Branchiomma infarctum
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Branchiomma luctuosa
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Branchiomma lucullanum
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Branchiomma maerli
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Branchiomma moebii
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Branchiomma nigromaculata
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Branchiomma serratibranchis
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Branchiomma vesiculosum
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Chaponella heterochaeta
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Chone acustica
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Chone albocincta
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Chone arenicola
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Chone aurantiaca
[orange feather-duster]
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Chone cincta
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Chone collaris
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Chone duneri
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Chone dunerificta
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Chone ecaudata
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Chone fauveli
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Chone filicaudata
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Chone flecatus
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Chone gracilis
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Chone infundibuliformis
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Chone jamaicensis
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Chone lacunosus
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Chone leucaspis
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Chone longiseta
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Chone magna
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Chone microphthalmus
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Chone minuta
[minute feather-duster]
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Chone mollis
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Chone paucibranchiata
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Chone trilobata
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Chone usticensis
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Claviramus candelus
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Dasychone bairdi
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Demonax brachychona
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Demonax langerhansi
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Demonax leucaspis
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Demonax microphthalmus
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Demonax rugosus
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Desdemona nova
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Desdemona ornata
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Euchone analis
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Euchone arenae
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Euchone capensis
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Euchone incolor
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Euchone pallida
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Euchone papillosa
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Euchone pararosea
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Euchone pseudolimnicola
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Euchone rosea
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Euchone rubrocincta
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Euchone southerni
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Euchonella magna
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Eudistylia polymorpha
[feather duster worm]
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Eudistylia vancouveri
[Northern feather-duster worm]
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Euratella salmacidis
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Fabricia sabella
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Fabricia stellaris
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Fabricinuda limia
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Fabricinuda pseudocollaris
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Fabricinuda trilobata
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Fabriciola baltica
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Fabriciola berkeleyi
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Fabriciola ghardaqa
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Fabriciola tonerella
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Fabriciola trilobata
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Fabrisabella vasculosa
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Hypsicomus brevicollaris
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Hypsicomus circumcpiciens
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Hypsicomus elegans
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Hypsicomus oerstedii
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Hypsicomus phaeotenia
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Hypsicomus stichophthalmos
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Hypsicomus torquatus
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Jasmineira caudata
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Jasmineira elegans
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Jasmineira pacifica
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Laonome albicingillum
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Laonome andamanensis
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Laonome elegans
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Laonome kroyeri
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Laonome puncturata
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Manayunkia aestuarina
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Manayunkia caspica
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Manayunkia speciosa
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Megalomma bioculatum
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Megalomma circumspectum
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Megalomma claparedei
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Megalomma heterops
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Megalomma lanigera
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Megalomma lobiferum
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Megalomma messapicum
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Megalomma nechamae
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Megalomma pacifica
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Megalomma pigmentum
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Megalomma quadrioculatum
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Megalomma splendida
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Megalomma vesiculosum
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Megalomma vigilans
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Myxicola aesthetica
[petit slime-tube feather-duster]
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Myxicola fauveli
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Myxicola infundibulum
[sabellid worm]
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Notaulax alticollis
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Notaulax bahamensis
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Notaulax californica
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Notaulax marenzelleri
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Notaulax midoculi
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Notaulax nudicolis
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Notaulax occidentalis
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Notaulax paucoculata
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Notaulax phaeotaenia
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Notaulax pigmentata
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Novafabricia infratorquata
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Novafabricia posidoniae
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Oriopsis alata
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Oriopsis androgyne
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Oriopsis annaeae
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Oriopsis armandi
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Oriopsis limbata
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Oriopsis rivularis
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Paradialychone americana
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Paradialychone gambiae
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Parasabella aberrans
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Parasabella media
[parasol feather-duster]
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Parasabella tenuicollaris
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Parasabella tommasi
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Perkinsiana antarctica
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Perkinsiana fonticula
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Perkinsiana littoralis
[feather worm]
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Perkinsiana magalhaensis
[feather-duster worm]
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Perkinsiana minuta
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Perkinsiana rubra
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Perkinsiana socialis
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Potamethus spathiferus
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Potamilla anophthalma
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Potamilla antarctica
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Potamilla bioculata
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Potamilla ceylonica
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Potamilla ehlersi
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Potamilla intermedia
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Potamilla leptochaeta
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Potamilla myriops
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Potamilla neglecta
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Potamilla ocalea
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Potamilla occelata
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Potamilla reniformis
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Potamilla torelli
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Potaspina pacifica
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Pseudobranchiomma emersoni
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Pseudobranchiomma tarantoensis
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Pseudofabricia aberrans
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Pseudofabriciola analis
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Pseudofabriciola capensis
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Pseudofabriciola filamentosa
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Pseudofabriciola longa
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Pseudofabriciola longipyga
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Pseudofabriciola quasiincisura
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Pseudopotamilla cerasina
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Pseudopotamilla laciniosa
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Pseudopotamilla reniformis
[gregarious fanworm]
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Sabella bahamensis
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Sabella costulata
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Sabella discifera
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Sabella fusca
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Sabella lamyi
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Sabella nudicollis
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Sabella pacifici
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Sabella pavonina
[spiral feather duster]


Sabella penicillus
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Sabella pottaei
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Sabella pottoei
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Sabella spallanzanii
[peacock feather duster]
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Sabella variegata
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Sabellastarte magnifica
[magnificent feather duster]
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Sabellastarte samoensis
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Sabellastarte sanctijosephi
[giant feather duster]


Sabellastarte spectabilis
[Indian feather duster worm]
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Sabellonga disjuncta
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Schizobranchia insignis
[split-branch feather-duster]
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Stylomma palmatum
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211 Species of Family Sabellidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Amphicorina armandi Mediterranean Sea.
Amphicorina eimeri Mediterranean Sea.
Amphicorina grahamensis Mediterranean Sea.
Amphicorina pectinata Mediterranean Sea.
Amphicorina persinosa Mediterranean Sea.
Amphicorina triangulata Mediterranean Sea.
Amphiglena lindae Western Central Atlantic
Amphiglena mediterranea Indo-West Pacific, Wester
Amphiglena pacifica Pacific Ocean
Anamobaea oerstedi split-crown feather duster Western Central Atlantic
Augeneriella dubia Mediterranean Sea.
Augeneriella lagunai Mediterranean Sea.
Bispira brunnea social feather duster Western Central Atlantic
Bispira crassicornis Eastern Pacific, Arctic,
Bispira manicata Western Central Pacific
Bispira mariae Mediterranean Sea.
Bispira melanostigma Indo-Pacific and Western
Bispira monroi Eastern Pacific
Bispira oatesiana Antarctic Indian Ocean
Bispira porifera Indo-West Pacific
Bispira rugosa Eastern Pacific
Bispira tricyclia Indo-Pacific
Bispira viola Mediterranean Sea.
Bispira volutacornis cluster feather duster Mediterranean Sea.
Branchiomma arenosa Western Central Atlantic
Branchiomma boholense Northwest Pacific and the
Branchiomma bombyx Northeast Atlantic and th
Branchiomma cingulata Indo-Pacific.
Branchiomma conspersa Northwest Pacific
Branchiomma infarctum Arctic and Northwest Atla
Branchiomma luctuosa Western Indian Ocean and
Branchiomma lucullanum Western Indian Ocean and
Branchiomma maerli Mediterranean Sea.
Branchiomma moebii Mediterranean Sea.
Branchiomma nigromaculata Atlantic and Indo-Pacific 9.5 BL
Branchiomma serratibranchis Indo-West Pacific
Branchiomma vesiculosum Western Indian Ocean, Atl
Chaponella heterochaeta Western Central Pacific
Chone acustica Mediterranean Sea.
Chone albocincta Northeast Pacific
Chone arenicola Mediterranean Sea.
Chone aurantiaca orange feather-duster Northeast Pacific
Chone cincta Arctic and Northwest Atla
Chone collaris Eastern Atlantic, Western
Chone duneri Arctic, Atlantic and the
Chone dunerificta Mediterranean Sea.
Chone ecaudata Eastern Pacific.
Chone fauveli Northeast Atlantic
Chone filicaudata Western Indian Ocean, Nor
Chone flecatus Western Central Atlantic
Chone gracilis Eastern Pacific
Chone infundibuliformis Arctic, Northern Atlantic
Chone jamaicensis Western Central Atlantic
Chone lacunosus Western Central Atlantic
Chone leucaspis Western Central Atlantic
Chone longiseta Mediterranean Sea.
Chone magna Northeast Pacific
Chone microphthalmus Western Central Atlantic
Chone minuta minute feather-duster Eastern Pacific.
Chone mollis Eastern Pacific
Chone paucibranchiata Northeast Atlantic
Chone trilobata Western Central Pacific
Chone usticensis Mediterranean Sea.
Claviramus candelus Mediterranean Sea.
Dasychone bairdi Western Central Atlantic
Demonax brachychona Mediterranean Sea.
Demonax langerhansi Mediterranean Sea.
Demonax leucaspis Indo-Pacific and Western
Demonax microphthalmus Western Central Atlantic
Demonax rugosus Eastern Pacific
Desdemona nova Antarctic Indian Ocean
Desdemona ornata Mediterranean Sea.
Euchone analis Arctic, Northern Atlantic
Euchone arenae Eastern Pacific
Euchone capensis Mediterranean Sea.
Euchone incolor Western Central Atlantic
Euchone pallida Antarctic Atlantic and An
Euchone papillosa Arctic and Northern Atlan
Euchone pararosea Mediterranean Sea.
Euchone pseudolimnicola Mediterranean Sea.
Euchone rosea Mediterranean Sea.
Euchone rubrocincta Northeast Atlantic and th
Euchone southerni Western Central Atlantic
Euchonella magna Eastern Pacific
Eudistylia polymorpha feather duster worm Eastern Pacific. 27.5 H
Eudistylia vancouveri Northern feather-duster worm Northeast Pacific 45 TL
Euratella salmacidis Eastern Pacific and the M
Fabricia sabella Eastern Pacific, Northern
Fabricia stellaris Northeast Atlantic and th
Fabricinuda limia Eastern Pacific
Fabricinuda pseudocollaris Western Central Atlantic
Fabricinuda trilobata Western Central Atlantic
Fabriciola baltica Northeast Atlantic and th
Fabriciola berkeleyi Northeast Atlantic
Fabriciola ghardaqa Western Indian Ocean and
Fabriciola tonerella Mediterranean Sea.
Fabriciola trilobata Western Central Atlantic
Fabrisabella vasculosa Eastern Pacific
Hypsicomus brevicollaris Western Central Atlantic
Hypsicomus circumcpiciens Western Central Atlantic
Hypsicomus elegans Western Central Atlantic
Hypsicomus oerstedii Western Central Atlantic
Hypsicomus phaeotenia Indo-Pacific and Western
Hypsicomus stichophthalmos Western Indian Ocean, Nor
Hypsicomus torquatus Western Central Atlantic
Jasmineira caudata Mediterranean Sea.
Jasmineira elegans Northeast Atlantic, Indo-
Jasmineira pacifica Northeast Pacific and Wes
Laonome albicingillum Northwest Pacific
Laonome andamanensis Western Central Pacific
Laonome elegans Western Indian Ocean
Laonome kroyeri Arctic, Northern Atlantic
Laonome puncturata Southeast Atlantic and We
Manayunkia aestuarina Northeast Pacific and Atl
Manayunkia caspica Mediterranean Sea.
Manayunkia speciosa Western Central Atlantic
Megalomma bioculatum Western Central Atlantic
Megalomma circumspectum Eastern Pacific
Megalomma claparedei Western Indian Ocean and
Megalomma heterops Western Central Atlantic
Megalomma lanigera Mediterranean Sea.
Megalomma lobiferum Western Central Atlantic
Megalomma messapicum Mediterranean Sea.
Megalomma nechamae Western Indian Ocean
Megalomma pacifica Western Central Atlantic
Megalomma pigmentum Western Central Atlantic
Megalomma quadrioculatum Indo-Pacific
Megalomma splendida Eastern Pacific
Megalomma vesiculosum Atlantic, Mediterranean a 4 BL
Megalomma vigilans Mediterranean Sea.
Myxicola aesthetica petit slime-tube feather-duster Northeast Pacific and the
Myxicola fauveli Western Indian Ocean
Myxicola infundibulum sabellid worm Arctic, Northern Atlantic 9 TL
Notaulax alticollis Western Indian Ocean
Notaulax bahamensis Western Central Atlantic
Notaulax californica Eastern Pacific
Notaulax marenzelleri Western Indian Ocean
Notaulax midoculi Western Central Atlantic
Notaulax nudicolis Eastern Pacific
Notaulax occidentalis Western Central Atlantic
Notaulax paucoculata Western Central Atlantic
Notaulax phaeotaenia Indo-West Pacific and the 4.5 BL
Notaulax pigmentata Western Indian Ocean
Novafabricia infratorquata Western Central Atlantic
Novafabricia posidoniae Mediterranean Sea.
Oriopsis alata Antarctic Indian Ocean
Oriopsis androgyne Western Central Atlantic
Oriopsis annaeae Western Central Atlantic
Oriopsis armandi Western Indian Ocean and
Oriopsis limbata Antarctic Atlantic
Oriopsis rivularis Western Central Atlantic
Paradialychone americana Western Central Atlantic
Paradialychone gambiae Mediterranean Sea.
Parasabella aberrans Antarctic Indian Ocean
Parasabella media parasol feather-duster Northeast Pacific
Parasabella tenuicollaris Mediterranean Sea.
Parasabella tommasi Mediterranean Sea.
Perkinsiana antarctica Southwest Atlantic and An
Perkinsiana fonticula Western Central Atlantic
Perkinsiana littoralis feather worm Southeast Pacific and the
Perkinsiana magalhaensis feather-duster worm Southeast Pacific and Sou
Perkinsiana minuta Western Central Atlantic
Perkinsiana rubra Mediterranean Sea.
Perkinsiana socialis Eastern Pacific and the M
Potamethus spathiferus Western Central Atlantic
Potamilla anophthalma Eastern Pacific
Potamilla antarctica Antarctic
Potamilla bioculata Eastern Pacific
Potamilla ceylonica Indian Ocean
Potamilla ehlersi Western Indian Ocean.
Potamilla intermedia Northeast Pacific
Potamilla leptochaeta Western Central Pacific
Potamilla myriops Northeast Pacific
Potamilla neglecta Eastern Pacific, Arctic,
Potamilla ocalea Western Central Pacific
Potamilla occelata Northeast Pacific
Potamilla reniformis Eastern Pacific
Potamilla torelli Northern Atlantic, Indo-W
Potaspina pacifica Eastern Pacific
Pseudobranchiomma emersoni Western Central Atlantic
Pseudobranchiomma tarantoensis Mediterranean Sea.
Pseudofabricia aberrans Mediterranean Sea.
Pseudofabriciola analis Mediterranean Sea.
Pseudofabriciola capensis Mediterranean Sea.
Pseudofabriciola filamentosa Southeast Atlantic and We
Pseudofabriciola longa Western Central Atlantic
Pseudofabriciola longipyga Mediterranean Sea.
Pseudofabriciola quasiincisura Western Central Atlantic
Pseudopotamilla cerasina Mediterranean Sea.
Pseudopotamilla laciniosa Western Central Pacific
Pseudopotamilla reniformis gregarious fanworm Western Central Atlantic,
Sabella bahamensis Western Central Atlantic
Sabella costulata Antarctic Indian Ocean
Sabella discifera Mediterranean Sea.
Sabella fusca Western Indian Ocean
Sabella lamyi Western Indian Ocean
Sabella nudicollis Western Central Pacific
Sabella pacifici Eastern Pacific
Sabella pavonina spiral feather duster Northeast Atlantic and th
Sabella penicillus Western Pacific and Antar
Sabella pottaei Western Central Pacific.
Sabella pottoei Western Central Pacific.
Sabella spallanzanii peacock feather duster Indo-West Pacific, Northe 70 TL
Sabella variegata Western Central Atlantic
Sabellastarte magnifica magnificent feather duster Western Central Atlantic
Sabellastarte samoensis Northwest Pacific
Sabellastarte sanctijosephi giant feather duster Indo-Pacific. 3.5 BL
Sabellastarte spectabilis Indian feather duster worm Indo-Pacific.
Sabellonga disjuncta Eastern Pacific
Schizobranchia insignis split-branch feather-duster Northeast Pacific
Stylomma palmatum Western Central Pacific



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