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Family: Arcturidae (See list of species below)

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79 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acantharcturus brevipleon
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Acantharcturus longipleon
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Arcturella bispinata
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Arcturella cornuta
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Arcturella lineata
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Arcturus baffini
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Arcturus hastatus
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Arcturus longispinis
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Astacilla amblyura
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Astacilla arietina
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Astacilla bocagei
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Astacilla bonnieri
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Astacilla boreaphilis
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Astacilla caeca
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Astacilla cingulata
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Astacilla cymodocea
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Astacilla gorgonophila
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Astacilla granulata
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Astacilla intermedia
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Astacilla lauffi
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Astacilla longicornis
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Astacilla marionis
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Astacilla pusilla
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Astacilla regina
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Austroarcturus laevis
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Chaetarcturus aculeatus
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Chaetarcturus adareanus
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Chaetarcturus crosnieri
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Chaetarcturus franklini
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Chaetarcturus longispinosus
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Chaetarcturus taniae
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Cylindrarcturus elongatus
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Dolichiscus acanthaspidus
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Dolichiscus anna
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Dolichiscus brandtae
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Dolichiscus cornutus
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Dolichiscus debilis
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Dolichiscus diana
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Dolichiscus ferrazi
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Dolichiscus gaussianus
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Dolichiscus hiemalis
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Dolichiscus marinae
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Dolichiscus meridionalis
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Dolichiscus mirabilis
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Dolichiscus pfefferi
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Dolichiscus pinosesetosus
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Dolichiscus profundus
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Dolichiscus spinosetosus
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Dolichiscus studeri
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Dolichiscus subantarcticus
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Edwinjoycea horologium
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Fissarcturus bathyweddellensis
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Fissarcturus emarginatus
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Fissarcturus hirticornis
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Fissarcturus mawsoni
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Fissarcturus minutus
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Fissarcturus patagonicus
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Fissarcturus paxillaris
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Fissarcturus rossi
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Fissarcturus sandwichi
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Fissarcturus stephenseni
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Idarcturus hedgpethi
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Litarcturus antarcticus
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Litarcturus granulosus
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Litarcturus lillei
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Litarcturus stebbingi
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Mixarcturus abnormis
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Mixarcturus acanthurus
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Neastacilla antipodea
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Neastacilla kerguelensis
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Neastacilla marionensis
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Neastacilla scabra
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Neastacilla spinifera
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Neastacilla tuberculata
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Oxyarcturus beliaevei
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Oxyarcturus spinosus
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Pleuroprion intermedium
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Pleuroprion murdochi
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Tuberarcturus belgicae
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79 Species of Family Arcturidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acantharcturus brevipleon Southwest Atlantic
Acantharcturus longipleon West Antarctic.
Arcturella bispinata Gulf of Mexico.
Arcturella cornuta Northeast Atlantic
Arcturella lineata Western Indian Ocean
Arcturus baffini Arctic and Northwest Atla
Arcturus hastatus Northwest Pacific.
Arcturus longispinis Northwest Pacific
Astacilla amblyura Eastern Indian Ocean.
Astacilla arietina Northeast Atlantic.
Astacilla bocagei Northeast Atlantic.
Astacilla bonnieri Mediterranean Sea
Astacilla boreaphilis Northern Atlantic 1 BL
Astacilla caeca Northern Atlantic.
Astacilla cingulata Mediterranean Sea.
Astacilla cymodocea Western Central Atlantic
Astacilla gorgonophila Morocco.
Astacilla granulata Northeast Atlantic.
Astacilla intermedia Northeast Atlantic.
Astacilla lauffi Georgia, USA.
Astacilla longicornis Northeast Atlantic and th
Astacilla marionis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Astacilla pusilla Northeast Atlantic.
Astacilla regina Western Central Atlantic
Austroarcturus laevis Southeast Atlantic
Chaetarcturus aculeatus Southwest Atlantic and th
Chaetarcturus adareanus Antarctic.
Chaetarcturus crosnieri Western Central Pacific
Chaetarcturus franklini Antarctic Indian Ocean
Chaetarcturus longispinosus Antarctic Atlantic.
Chaetarcturus taniae Western Central Pacific
Cylindrarcturus elongatus Antarctica.
Dolichiscus acanthaspidus Antarctica.
Dolichiscus anna Southwest Atlantic
Dolichiscus brandtae Antarctica.
Dolichiscus cornutus Western Central Pacific
Dolichiscus debilis Antarctica.
Dolichiscus diana Antarctic Atlantic
Dolichiscus ferrazi Antarctica.
Dolichiscus gaussianus Antarctica.
Dolichiscus hiemalis Antarctic.
Dolichiscus marinae Southwest Atlantic
Dolichiscus meridionalis Antarctic.
Dolichiscus mirabilis Antarctic Peninsula
Dolichiscus pfefferi Antarctic Peninsula
Dolichiscus pinosesetosus Antarctica.
Dolichiscus profundus Antarctic.
Dolichiscus spinosetosus Antarctic Atlantic
Dolichiscus studeri Antarctic Indian Ocean
Dolichiscus subantarcticus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Edwinjoycea horologium Gulf of Mexico.
Fissarcturus bathyweddellensis Atlantic Antarctic
Fissarcturus emarginatus Antarctic Peninsula
Fissarcturus hirticornis Antarctic
Fissarcturus mawsoni Antarctic Indian Ocean
Fissarcturus minutus Antarctic Peninsula
Fissarcturus patagonicus Southwest Atlantic
Fissarcturus paxillaris Southwest Atlantic
Fissarcturus rossi Pacific Antarctic
Fissarcturus sandwichi Antarctic Atlantic
Fissarcturus stephenseni Antarctica.
Idarcturus hedgpethi Canada
Litarcturus antarcticus Antarctic
Litarcturus granulosus Antarctic Atlantic.
Litarcturus lillei Antarctic.
Litarcturus stebbingi Antarctic Indian Ocean
Mixarcturus abnormis Southwest Atlantic
Mixarcturus acanthurus Antarctic
Neastacilla antipodea Southwest Pacific
Neastacilla kerguelensis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Neastacilla marionensis Antarctic
Neastacilla scabra Northwest Pacific.
Neastacilla spinifera Northwest Pacific.
Neastacilla tuberculata Southwest Pacific
Oxyarcturus beliaevei Antarctic Indian Ocean
Oxyarcturus spinosus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Pleuroprion intermedium Northwest Pacific
Pleuroprion murdochi Arctic Ocean
Tuberarcturus belgicae Antarctic Atlantic.



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