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Family: Lineidae (See list of species below)

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44 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Antarctolineus scotti
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Cerebratulus albifrons
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Cerebratulus australis
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Cerebratulus californiensis
[light-edged ribbon worm]
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Cerebratulus fasciatus
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Cerebratulus fuscus
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Cerebratulus haddoni
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Cerebratulus herculeus
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Cerebratulus johnstoni
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Cerebratulus longiceps
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Cerebratulus magneticus
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Cerebratulus malvini
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Cerebratulus marginatus
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Cerebratulus montgomeryi
[rose ribbon worm]
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Cerebratulus occidentalis
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Cerebratulus queenslandicus
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Heteronemertes longifissus
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Lineus acutifrons
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Lineus alborostratus
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Lineus bilineatus
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Lineus flavescens
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Lineus fulvus
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Lineus longissimus
[bootlace worm]
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Lineus ruber
[red ribbon worm]
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Lineus rubescens
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Lineus sanguineus
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Lineus spatiosus
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Lineus torquatus
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Lineus viridis
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Micrura akkeshiensis
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Micrura alaskensis
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Micrura bella
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Micrura callima
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Micrura chlorapardalis
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Micrura fasciolata
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Micrura ignea
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Micrura magna
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Micrura pardalis
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Micrura rubramaculosa
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Micrura uchidai
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Micrura verrilli
[purple ribbon worm]
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Micrura wilsoni
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Yinia pratensis
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Zygeupolia rubens
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44 Species of Family Lineidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Antarctolineus scotti Antarctic Indian Ocean
Cerebratulus albifrons Northeast Pacific
Cerebratulus australis Western Pacific Ocean
Cerebratulus californiensis light-edged ribbon worm Eastern Pacific 5 TL
Cerebratulus fasciatus Northwest Pacific
Cerebratulus fuscus Northern Atlantic and the
Cerebratulus haddoni Western Central Pacific
Cerebratulus herculeus Northwest Pacific
Cerebratulus johnstoni Indo-Pacific Ocean
Cerebratulus longiceps Northeast Pacific 30 TL
Cerebratulus magneticus Western Central Pacific
Cerebratulus malvini Antarctic Indian Ocean
Cerebratulus marginatus Atlantic Ocean, Pacific O
Cerebratulus montgomeryi rose ribbon worm Northern Pacific and the
Cerebratulus occidentalis Northwest Pacific
Cerebratulus queenslandicus Western Central Pacific
Heteronemertes longifissus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Lineus acutifrons Northeast Atlantic
Lineus alborostratus Northwest Pacific
Lineus bilineatus Atlantic, Indo-Pacific an 20 TL
Lineus flavescens East Central Pacific 12 TL
Lineus fulvus Northwest Pacific
Lineus longissimus bootlace worm Northeast Atlantic
Lineus ruber red ribbon worm Arctic, Northeast Atlanti
Lineus rubescens Canada
Lineus sanguineus Northeast Atlantic
Lineus spatiosus Northwest Pacific
Lineus torquatus Northern Pacific 40 TL
Lineus viridis Northern Atlantic, Northe
Micrura akkeshiensis Northwest Pacific
Micrura alaskensis Pacific Ocean and the Arc 60 TL
Micrura bella Northern Pacific
Micrura callima Western Pacific.
Micrura chlorapardalis Central Pacific
Micrura fasciolata Northeast Atlantic
Micrura ignea Central Pacific
Micrura magna Northwest Pacific
Micrura pardalis Canada
Micrura rubramaculosa Central Pacific
Micrura uchidai Northwest Pacific
Micrura verrilli purple ribbon worm Northeast Pacific
Micrura wilsoni Canada
Yinia pratensis Northwest Pacific 14 TL
Zygeupolia rubens Canada



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