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Family: Dentaliidae (See list of species below)

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216 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Antalis agilis
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Antalis antillaris
[Antillean tuskshell]
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Antalis antillarum
[antillean tusk]
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Antalis bartletti
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Antalis berryi
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Antalis boucheti
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Antalis cerata
[waxy tuskshell]
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Antalis circumcincta
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Antalis dentalis
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Antalis diarrhox
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Antalis disparile
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Antalis entalis
[occidental tuskshell]
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Antalis gardineri
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Antalis glaucarena
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Antalis guillei
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Antalis inaequicostata
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Antalis inflexa
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Antalis infracta
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Antalis intesi
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Antalis longitrorsa
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Antalis marukawai
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Antalis minutissima
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Antalis nana
[small tusk shell]
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Antalis novemcostata
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Antalis occidentalis
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Antalis panorma
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Antalis perinvoluta
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Antalis phanea
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Antalis pilsbryi
[pilsbry tuskshell]
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Antalis porcata
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Antalis pretiosa
[wampum tuskshell]
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Antalis rossati
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Antalis senegalensis
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Antalis suteri
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Antalis taphria
[green tuskshell]
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Antalis tibana
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Antalis tubulata
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Antalis usitatum
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Antalis valdiviae
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Antalis vulgaris
[tusk shell]
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Antalis weinkauffi
[elephant's tusk shell]
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Coccodentalium cancellatum
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Coccodentalium gemmiparum
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Compressidentalium ceciliae
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Compressidentalium clathratum
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Compressidentalium compressiusculum
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Compressidentalium hungerfordi
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Compressidentalium lardum
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Compressidentalium sedecimcostatum
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Compressidentalium sibogae
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Compressidentalium subcurvatum
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Compressidentalium sumatrense
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Compressidentalium zanzibarense
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Dentalium aciculum
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Dentalium adenense
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Dentalium agassizi
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Dentalium aprinum
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Dentalium austini
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Dentalium bisexangulatum
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Dentalium buccinulum
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Dentalium burtonae
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Dentalium caledonicum
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Dentalium cheverti
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Dentalium clavus
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Dentalium collinsae
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Dentalium congoensis
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Dentalium cookei
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Dentalium crosnieri
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Dentalium curtum
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Dentalium decemcostatum
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Dentalium deforgesi
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Dentalium elephantinum
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Dentalium eupatrides
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Dentalium exmouthensis
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Dentalium filosum
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Dentalium floridense
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Dentalium garrardi
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Dentalium goftoni
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Dentalium gouldii
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Dentalium grahami
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Dentalium healyi
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Dentalium hedleyi
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Dentalium hillae
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Dentalium hyperhemileuron
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Dentalium invalidum
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Dentalium javanum
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Dentalium jeanae
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Dentalium jelli
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Dentalium katchekense
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Dentalium kathwayae
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Dentalium kessneri
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Dentalium laqueatum
[reticulate tuskshell]
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Dentalium lebruni
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Dentalium lessoni
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Dentalium letsonae
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Dentalium leucoryx
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Dentalium lochi
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Dentalium majorinum
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Dentalium mannarense
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Dentalium mediopacificensis
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Dentalium michelottii
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Dentalium neohexagonum
[hexagon tuskshell]
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Dentalium obscurum
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Dentalium obtusum
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Dentalium octangulatum
[octangular tusk shell]
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Dentalium oerstedii
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Dentalium oryx
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Dentalium pluricostatum
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Dentalium potteri
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Dentalium reevei
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Dentalium regulare
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Dentalium robustum
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Dentalium rowei
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Dentalium scarabinoi
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Dentalium strigatum
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Dentalium stumkatae
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Dentalium texasianum
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Dentalium tomlini
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Dentalium vallicolens
[trench tuskshell]
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Dentalium variabile
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Dentalium wellsi
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Dentalium woolacottae
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Eudentalium quadricostatum
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Fissidentalium actiniophorum
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Fissidentalium aegeum
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Fissidentalium amphialum
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Fissidentalium candidum
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Fissidentalium capillosum
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Fissidentalium carduus
[yellow tuskshell]
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Fissidentalium ceras
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Fissidentalium complexum
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Fissidentalium cornubovis
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Fissidentalium edenensis
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Fissidentalium elizabethae
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Fissidentalium erosum
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Fissidentalium eualdes
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Fissidentalium exasperatum
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Fissidentalium franklinae
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Fissidentalium horikoshii
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Fissidentalium kawamurai
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Fissidentalium laterischismum
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Fissidentalium levii
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Fissidentalium magnificum
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Fissidentalium malayanum
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Fissidentalium megathyris
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Fissidentalium metivieri
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Fissidentalium opacum
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Fissidentalium paucicostatum
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Fissidentalium peruvianum
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Fissidentalium platypleurum
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Fissidentalium ponderi
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Fissidentalium profundorum
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Fissidentalium salpinx
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Fissidentalium semivestitum
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Fissidentalium serrulatum
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Fissidentalium shirleyae
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Fissidentalium shoplandi
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Fissidentalium tenuicostatum
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Fissidentalium verconis
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Fissidentalium vicdani
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Fissidentalium waterhousae
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Fissidentalium yokoyamai
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Fissidentalium zelandicum
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Graptacme aciculum
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Graptacme acutissima
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Graptacme acutistriata
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Graptacme africana
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Graptacme buccinulum
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Graptacme calamus
[reed tuskshell]
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Graptacme eborea
[ivory tuskshell]
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Graptacme elpis
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Graptacme inversa
[turned tuskshell]
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Graptacme lactea
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Graptacme marchadi
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Graptacme nielseni
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Graptacme perlonga
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Graptacme secta
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Graptacme semipolita
[half-smooth tuskshell]
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Graptacme semistriata
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Graptacme semistriolata
[scratched tuskshell]
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Graptacme splendida
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Graptacme takakoae
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Paradentalium americanum
[American tuskshell]
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Paradentalium angustistriatum
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Paradentalium disparile
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Paradentalium flindersi
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Paradentalium francisense
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Paradentalium gradile
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Paradentalium hemileuron
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Paradentalium hexagonum
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Paradentalium infractum
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Paradentalium intercalatum
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Paradentalium katowense
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Paradentalium natalense
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Paradentalium octopleuron
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Paradentalium pistis
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Paradentalium pseudosexagonum
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Paradentalium rudoi
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Pictodentalium festivum
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Pictodentalium formosum
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Pictodentalium vernedei
[Vernerd's tusk shell]
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Plagioglypta pertracheata
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Schizodentalium plurifissuratum
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Striodentalium chinensis
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Striodentalium hosoi
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Striodentalium kanakorum
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Striodentalium polycostatum
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Striodentalium rhabdotum
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Striodentalium thetidis
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Striodentalium tosaensis
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Tesseracme dispar
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Tesseracme philcolmani
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Tesseracme quadrangularis
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Tesseracme quadrapicalis
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Tesseracme tesseragona
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Tesseracme tetrapleura
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216 Species of Family Dentaliidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Antalis agilis Eastern Atlantic, Mediter
Antalis antillaris Antillean tuskshell Western Atlantic. Tropic
Antalis antillarum antillean tusk Western Atlantic. 2.5 DL
Antalis bartletti Western Central Atlantic
Antalis berryi Eastern Pacific
Antalis boucheti Indo-Pacific
Antalis cerata waxy tuskshell Western Atlantic. 2.9 SHL
Antalis circumcincta Western Atlantic, Caribbe 5 SHL
Antalis dentalis Eastern Atlantic and the
Antalis diarrhox Indo-Pacific
Antalis disparile Western Atlantic 4 SHL
Antalis entalis occidental tuskshell Atlantic
Antalis gardineri Indo-Pacific
Antalis glaucarena Indo-Pacific
Antalis guillei Western Indian Ocean
Antalis inaequicostata Eastern Atlantic and the
Antalis inflexa Eastern Atlantic
Antalis infracta Western Atlantic 4.9 SHL
Antalis intesi Eastern Atlantic
Antalis longitrorsa Indo-Pacific
Antalis marukawai Indo-Pacific, Japan. Sub
Antalis minutissima Western Indian Ocean
Antalis nana small tusk shell Southwest Pacific
Antalis novemcostata Eastern Atlantic
Antalis occidentalis Northern Atlantic and the
Antalis panorma Eastern Atlantic; Mediter
Antalis perinvoluta Indo-Pacific
Antalis phanea Indo-Pacific
Antalis pilsbryi pilsbry tuskshell Western Atlantic. 2 DL
Antalis porcata Indo-Pacific
Antalis pretiosa wampum tuskshell Eastern Pacific
Antalis rossati Mediterranean.
Antalis senegalensis Eastern Atlantic
Antalis suteri Pacific Ocean
Antalis taphria green tuskshell Western Atlantic. 2.1 SHL
Antalis tibana Indo-Pacific
Antalis tubulata Western Atlantic
Antalis usitatum Indo-Pacific
Antalis valdiviae North Atlantic.
Antalis vulgaris tusk shell Eastern Atlantic; Mediter
Antalis weinkauffi elephant's tusk shell Indo-Pacific
Coccodentalium cancellatum Indo-Pacific
Coccodentalium gemmiparum Indo-Pacific
Compressidentalium ceciliae Indo-Pacific
Compressidentalium clathratum Indo-Pacific
Compressidentalium compressiusculum Indo- Pacific
Compressidentalium hungerfordi Indo-Pacific
Compressidentalium lardum Indian Ocean
Compressidentalium sedecimcostatum Indo-Pacific
Compressidentalium sibogae Indo-Pacific
Compressidentalium subcurvatum Indo-Pacific
Compressidentalium sumatrense Indo-Pacific
Compressidentalium zanzibarense Indo-Pacific
Dentalium aciculum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium adenense Western Indian Ocean
Dentalium agassizi Eastern Pacific
Dentalium aprinum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium austini Indo-Pacific
Dentalium bisexangulatum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium buccinulum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium burtonae Indo-Pacific
Dentalium caledonicum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium cheverti Indo-Pacific
Dentalium clavus Indian Ocean
Dentalium collinsae Indian Ocean
Dentalium congoensis Eastern Atlantic
Dentalium cookei Western Indian Ocean
Dentalium crosnieri Indo-Pacific
Dentalium curtum Western Central Atlantic
Dentalium decemcostatum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium deforgesi Indo-Pacific
Dentalium elephantinum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium eupatrides Antarctica, Southern Paci
Dentalium exmouthensis Indian Ocean
Dentalium filosum Eastern Indian Ocean.
Dentalium floridense Western Central Atlantic
Dentalium garrardi Indo-Pacific
Dentalium goftoni Indo-Pacific, Queensland,
Dentalium gouldii Western Atlantic 1.05 SHL
Dentalium grahami Indo-Pacific
Dentalium healyi Indo-Pacific
Dentalium hedleyi Indo-Pacific
Dentalium hillae Eastern Indian Ocean
Dentalium hyperhemileuron Indo-Pacific
Dentalium invalidum Western Atlantic; Caribbe
Dentalium javanum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium jeanae Indo-Pacific
Dentalium jelli Indo-Pacific
Dentalium katchekense Eastern Atlantic
Dentalium kathwayae Western Central Pacific
Dentalium kessneri Eastern Indian Ocean
Dentalium laqueatum reticulate tuskshell Western Atlantic 6 SHL
Dentalium lebruni Southeast Pacific and Wes 7.5 DL
Dentalium lessoni Indo-Pacific
Dentalium letsonae Western Central Pacific
Dentalium leucoryx Indo-Pacific
Dentalium lochi Indo-Pacific
Dentalium majorinum Southern Pacific and Anta 7.4 DL
Dentalium mannarense Indian Ocean
Dentalium mediopacificensis Northwest Pacific
Dentalium michelottii Indian Ocean
Dentalium neohexagonum hexagon tuskshell Eastern Pacific.
Dentalium obscurum Western Atlantic.
Dentalium obtusum Indo-Pacific, China Sea.
Dentalium octangulatum octangular tusk shell Indo-Pacific
Dentalium oerstedii Eastern Pacific
Dentalium oryx Indo-Pacific
Dentalium pluricostatum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium potteri Indo-Pacific
Dentalium reevei Western Indian Ocean
Dentalium regulare Indian Ocean
Dentalium robustum Indo-Pacific
Dentalium rowei Indian Ocean
Dentalium scarabinoi Indo-Pacific
Dentalium strigatum Indian Ocean
Dentalium stumkatae Indo-Pacific
Dentalium texasianum Western Central Atlantic
Dentalium tomlini Indian Ocean
Dentalium vallicolens trench tuskshell Eastern Pacific.
Dentalium variabile Indo-Pacific
Dentalium wellsi Indo-Pacific
Dentalium woolacottae Indo-Pacific
Eudentalium quadricostatum Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium actiniophorum Eastern Pacific
Fissidentalium aegeum Antarctic and Indian Ocea
Fissidentalium amphialum Southwest Atlantic 5 DL
Fissidentalium candidum Atlantic
Fissidentalium capillosum Eastern Atlantic
Fissidentalium carduus yellow tuskshell Western Atlantic 8.9 SHL
Fissidentalium ceras Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium complexum Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium cornubovis Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium edenensis Pacific Ocean
Fissidentalium elizabethae Southwest Pacific.
Fissidentalium erosum Eastern Pacific
Fissidentalium eualdes Indian Ocean
Fissidentalium exasperatum Eastern Atlantic; Indian
Fissidentalium franklinae Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium horikoshii Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium kawamurai Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium laterischismum Northwest Pacific
Fissidentalium levii Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium magnificum Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium malayanum Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium megathyris Eastern Pacific. Tropica
Fissidentalium metivieri Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium opacum Southwest Pacific
Fissidentalium paucicostatum Eastern Atlantic
Fissidentalium peruvianum Southeast Pacific
Fissidentalium platypleurum Western Indian Ocean
Fissidentalium ponderi Pacific Ocean
Fissidentalium profundorum Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium salpinx Southeast Atlantic
Fissidentalium semivestitum Eastern Atlantic
Fissidentalium serrulatum Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium shirleyae Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium shoplandi Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium tenuicostatum Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium verconis Pacific Ocean
Fissidentalium vicdani Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium waterhousae Southwest Pacific
Fissidentalium yokoyamai Indo-Pacific
Fissidentalium zelandicum Southwest Pacific
Graptacme aciculum Indo-West Pacific
Graptacme acutissima Indo-Pacific
Graptacme acutistriata Western Indian Ocean.
Graptacme africana Indian Ocean
Graptacme buccinulum Northwest Pacific
Graptacme calamus reed tuskshell Western Atlantic 2.3 TL
Graptacme eborea ivory tuskshell Western Atlantic 6 DL
Graptacme elpis Indian Ocean
Graptacme inversa turned tuskshell Eastern Pacific and Easte
Graptacme lactea Indo-Pacific
Graptacme marchadi Eastern Atlantic
Graptacme nielseni Indo-Pacific
Graptacme perlonga Western Atlantic; Caribbe 9 TL
Graptacme secta Indian Ocean.
Graptacme semipolita half-smooth tuskshell Eastern Pacific.
Graptacme semistriata Western Atlantic; Caribbe
Graptacme semistriolata scratched tuskshell Western Atlantic 4.6 TL
Graptacme splendida Eastern Pacific
Graptacme takakoae Northwest Atlantic. Subt
Paradentalium americanum American tuskshell Western Atlantic 3 DL
Paradentalium angustistriatum Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium disparile Western Atlantic. 3.8 DL
Paradentalium flindersi Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium francisense Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium gradile Western Pacific
Paradentalium hemileuron Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium hexagonum Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium infractum Western Atlantic. 3.6 DL
Paradentalium intercalatum Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium katowense Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium natalense Indian Ocean
Paradentalium octopleuron Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium pistis Indian Ocean
Paradentalium pseudosexagonum Indo-Pacific
Paradentalium rudoi Indian Ocean
Pictodentalium festivum Indo-Pacific
Pictodentalium formosum Indo-Pacific
Pictodentalium vernedei Vernerd's tusk shell Indo-Pacific
Plagioglypta pertracheata Indo-Pacific
Schizodentalium plurifissuratum Southeast Atlantic; Weste
Striodentalium chinensis Northwest Pacific; Wester
Striodentalium hosoi Indo-Pacific
Striodentalium kanakorum Indo-Pacific
Striodentalium polycostatum Indo-Pacific
Striodentalium rhabdotum Indo-Pacific
Striodentalium thetidis Indo-Pacific
Striodentalium tosaensis Indo-Pacific
Tesseracme dispar Indo-Pacific.
Tesseracme philcolmani Indo-Pacific
Tesseracme quadrangularis Eastern Pacific
Tesseracme quadrapicalis Indo-Pacific
Tesseracme tesseragona Eastern Pacific
Tesseracme tetrapleura Indo-Pacific



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