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Family: Acarnidae (See list of species below)

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34 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acarnus bergquistae
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Acarnus bicladotylotus
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Acarnus caledoniensis
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Acarnus claudei
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Acarnus erithacus
[red volcano sponge]
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Acarnus innominatus
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Acarnus nicoleae
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Acarnus primigenius
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Acarnus ternatus
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Acarnus wolffgangi
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Cornulum achela
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Cornulum textile
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Cornulum toxiferum
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Cornulum virguliferum
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Damiria simplex
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Iophon abnormale
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Iophon aceratum
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Iophon cheliferum
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Iophon chilense
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Iophon dubium
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Iophon gaussi
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Iophon laminale
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Iophon minor
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Iophon piceum
[pitch-black horny sponge]
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Iophon proximum
[Chilean breadcrumb sponge]
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Iophon radiatum
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Iophon terranovae
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Iophon tubiforme
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Iophon unicorne
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Megaciella pilosa
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Megaciella tawiensis
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Paracornulum dubium
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Paracornulum strepsichela
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Zyzzya fuliginosa
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34 Species of Family Acarnidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acarnus bergquistae Western Central Pacific
Acarnus bicladotylotus Western Central Pacific
Acarnus caledoniensis Western Central Pacific
Acarnus claudei Western Central Pacific
Acarnus erithacus red volcano sponge Eastern Pacific 4 H
Acarnus innominatus Atlantic Ocean.
Acarnus nicoleae Indian Ocean, Atlantic Oc
Acarnus primigenius Indo-West Pacific.
Acarnus ternatus South China Sea.
Acarnus wolffgangi Western Central Pacific
Cornulum achela Western Central Pacific
Cornulum textile Northeast Atlantic
Cornulum toxiferum Western Central Pacific
Cornulum virguliferum Western Central Pacific.
Damiria simplex Western Central Pacific
Iophon abnormale Antarctic Indian Ocean
Iophon aceratum Antarctic Pacific
Iophon cheliferum Antarctic Indian Ocean
Iophon chilense Southeast Pacific
Iophon dubium Northern Atlantic
Iophon gaussi Antarctic Atlantic
Iophon laminale Antarctic Indian Ocean
Iophon minor Southwest Pacific
Iophon piceum pitch-black horny sponge Northern Atlantic and the
Iophon proximum Chilean breadcrumb sponge Cosmopolitan.
Iophon radiatum Indo-Pacific and the Anta
Iophon terranovae Antarctica.
Iophon tubiforme Southeast Pacific
Iophon unicorne Southern Oceans
Megaciella pilosa Antarctic and Western Cen
Megaciella tawiensis Western Central Pacific
Paracornulum dubium Western Central Pacific
Paracornulum strepsichela Western Central Pacific
Zyzzya fuliginosa Western Central Pacific



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