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Family: Calanidae (See list of species below)

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29 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Calanoides acutus
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Calanoides brevicornis
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Calanoides carinatus
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Calanus agulhensis
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Calanus euxinus
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Calanus finmarchicus
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Calanus glacialis
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Calanus helgolandicus
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Calanus hyperboreus
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Calanus marshallae
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Calanus pacificus
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Calanus propinquus
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Calanus simillimus
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Calanus sinicus
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Canthocalanus pauper
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Centropages dorsispinatus
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Centropages sinensis
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Centropages tenuiremis
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Cosmocalanus darwinii
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Mesocalanus tenuicornis
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Nannocalanus minor
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Neocalanus cristatus
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Neocalanus flemingeri
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Neocalanus gracilis
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Neocalanus plumchrus
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Neocalanus robustior
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Neocalanus tenuicornis
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Neocalanus tonsus
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Undinula vulgaris
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29 Species of Family Calanidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Calanoides acutus Antarctic Atlantic
Calanoides brevicornis Southwest Pacific and Sou
Calanoides carinatus Northwest Pacific
Calanus agulhensis Southeast Atlantic
Calanus euxinus Black Sea.
Calanus finmarchicus Arctic and Atlantic Ocean
Calanus glacialis Arctic and Northeast Atla
Calanus helgolandicus Northern Atlantic
Calanus hyperboreus Northeast Atlantic and th
Calanus marshallae Northeast Pacific and the
Calanus pacificus Northeast Pacific
Calanus propinquus Antarctic
Calanus simillimus Southeast Pacific, Atlant
Calanus sinicus Northwest Pacific
Canthocalanus pauper Indo-West Pacific.
Centropages dorsispinatus Northwest Pacific
Centropages sinensis Northwest Pacific
Centropages tenuiremis Indo-West Pacific
Cosmocalanus darwinii Cosmopolitan. Tropical a
Mesocalanus tenuicornis Cosmopolitan. Tropical t
Nannocalanus minor Cosmopolitan. Tropical t
Neocalanus cristatus Arctic and Northeast Paci
Neocalanus flemingeri Arctic.
Neocalanus gracilis Cosmopolitan. Tropical t
Neocalanus plumchrus Northeast Pacific and the
Neocalanus robustior Northwest Pacific
Neocalanus tenuicornis Northwest Pacific
Neocalanus tonsus Cosmopolitan. Subtropica
Undinula vulgaris Western Pacific.



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