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Family: Desmacellidae (See list of species below)

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32 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Biemna caribea
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Biemna chilensis
[peeled potato sponge]
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Biemna cribaria
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Biemna fistulosa
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Biemna fortis
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Biemna fragilis
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Biemna gellioides
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Biemna granulosigmata
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Biemna humilis
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Biemna liposigma
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Biemna liposphaera
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Biemna megalosigma
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Biemna microstrongyla
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Biemna thielei
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Biemna thomasi
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Biemna trirhaphis
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Biemna truncata
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Biemna tubulata
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Biemna variantia
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Desmacella alba
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Desmacella democratica
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Desmacella jania
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Desmacella lampra
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Desmacella meliorata
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Desmacella pumilio
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Desmacella toxophora
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Microtylostylifer aruensis
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Neofibularia chinensis
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Neofibularia hartmani
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Neofibularia irata
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Neofibularia nolitangere
[touch-me-not sponge]
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Tylodesma rosea
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32 Species of Family Desmacellidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Biemna caribea Western Central Atlantic
Biemna chilensis peeled potato sponge Southeast Pacific and the
Biemna cribaria Western Central Atlantic
Biemna fistulosa Western Pacific
Biemna fortis Indo-West Pacific.
Biemna fragilis Western Central Pacific
Biemna gellioides Western Central Pacific
Biemna granulosigmata Western Central Pacific.
Biemna humilis Western Central Pacific
Biemna liposigma Indo-West Pacific.
Biemna liposphaera Western Central Pacific
Biemna megalosigma Western Central Pacific
Biemna microstrongyla Western Central Pacific
Biemna thielei Western Central Pacific
Biemna thomasi Southwest Atlantic
Biemna trirhaphis Western Central Pacific
Biemna truncata Western Central Pacific
Biemna tubulata Indo-West Pacific.
Biemna variantia Northeast Atlantic
Desmacella alba Antarctic Indian Ocean
Desmacella democratica Western Central Pacific
Desmacella jania Western Central Atlantic
Desmacella lampra Western Central Pacific
Desmacella meliorata Western Central Atlantic
Desmacella pumilio Western Central Atlantic.
Desmacella toxophora Western Central Pacific.
Microtylostylifer aruensis Western Central Pacific
Neofibularia chinensis Northwest Pacific
Neofibularia hartmani Western Central Pacific
Neofibularia irata Western Central Pacific
Neofibularia nolitangere touch-me-not sponge Western Central Atlantic. 80 WD
Tylodesma rosea Arctic



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