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Family: Laophontidae (See list of species below)

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25 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Apolethon bilobatus
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Apolethon trigonus
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Asellopsis hispida
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Asellopsis intermedia
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Bathylaophonte azorica
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Bathylaophonte pacifica
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Carcinocaris serrichelata
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Corbulaseta bulligera
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Elapholaophonte decaceros
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Folioquinpes mangalis
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Heterolaophonte bisetosa
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Heterolaophonte quinquespinosa
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Heterolaophonte stroemi
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Laophonte confusa
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Laophonte cornuta
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Laophonte parvula
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Laophonte thoracica
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Onychocamptus mohammed
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Onychocamptus vitiospinulosa
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Paralaophonte brevirostris
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Paralaophonte obscura
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Paralaophonte pacifica
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Paronychocamptus huntsmani
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Pseudolaophonte spinosa
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Xanthilaophonte trispinosa
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25 Species of Family Laophontidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Apolethon bilobatus Northwest Pacific
Apolethon trigonus Northwest Pacific
Asellopsis hispida Northeast Atlantic
Asellopsis intermedia Northeast Atlantic
Bathylaophonte azorica Northeast Atlantic.
Bathylaophonte pacifica Southwest Pacific.
Carcinocaris serrichelata Western Central Pacific
Corbulaseta bulligera Western Central Pacific
Elapholaophonte decaceros Western Central Pacific
Folioquinpes mangalis Western Central Atlantic
Heterolaophonte bisetosa Northeast Atlantic
Heterolaophonte quinquespinosa Western Central Pacific
Heterolaophonte stroemi Atlantic Ocean.
Laophonte confusa Western Central Atlantic
Laophonte cornuta Northeast Atlantic
Laophonte parvula Northeast Atlantic
Laophonte thoracica Western Central Pacific
Onychocamptus mohammed Western Central Pacific
Onychocamptus vitiospinulosa Northwest Pacific
Paralaophonte brevirostris Cosmopolitan.
Paralaophonte obscura Western Central Pacific
Paralaophonte pacifica Western Atlantic.
Paronychocamptus huntsmani Western Atlantic.
Pseudolaophonte spinosa Northeast Atlantic
Xanthilaophonte trispinosa Western Central Pacific



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