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Family: Caligidae (See list of species below)

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54 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Anuretes anomalus
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Anuretes branchialis
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Anuretes heckelii
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Anuretes similis
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Avitocaligus assurgericola
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Belizia brevicauda
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Caligus asperimanus
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Caligus atromaculatus
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Caligus balistae
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Caligus biaculeatus
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Caligus bonito
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Caligus chelifer
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Caligus chorinemi
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Caligus clemensi
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Caligus confusus
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Caligus cordyla
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Caligus coryphaenae
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Caligus curtus
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Caligus elongatus
[salmon sealouse]
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Caligus epidemicus
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Caligus epinepheli
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Caligus haemulonis
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Caligus infestans
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Caligus irritans
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Caligus isonyx
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Caligus kabatae
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Caligus longicaudus
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Caligus longipedis
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Caligus mutabilis
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Caligus novocaledonicus
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Caligus ocyurus
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Caligus orientalis
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Caligus patulus
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Caligus pelamydis
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Caligus pomacentrus
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Caligus productus
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Caligus quadratus
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Caligus robustus
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Caligus spinosurculus
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Caligus suffuscus
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Caligus wilsoni
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Caligus xystercus
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Hermilius ariodi
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Hermilius longicaudus
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Hermilius longicornis
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Lepeophtheirus bermudensis
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Lepeophtheirus dissimulatus
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Lepeophtheirus edwardsi
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Lepeophtheirus pectoralis
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Lepeophtheirus salmonis
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Midias lobodes
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Paralebion elongatus
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Parapetalus occidentalis
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Pseudanuretes fortipedis
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54 Species of Family Caligidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Anuretes anomalus Western Indian Ocean
Anuretes branchialis Western Indian Ocean
Anuretes heckelii Western Atlantic 0.28999999165535 TL
Anuretes similis Western Indian Ocean
Avitocaligus assurgericola Western Central Pacific
Belizia brevicauda Western Central Atlantic
Caligus asperimanus Western Central Atlantic
Caligus atromaculatus Western Central Atlantic.
Caligus balistae Western Central Atlantic 0.449999988079071 TL
Caligus biaculeatus Central Atlantic
Caligus bonito Worldwide except polar oc 0.850000023841858 TL
Caligus chelifer Western Central Atlantic 0.649999976158142 TL
Caligus chorinemi West Atlantic. Bahamas, 0.509999990463257 TL
Caligus clemensi Northeast Pacific
Caligus confusus Western Central Pacific
Caligus cordyla Indo-West Pacific
Caligus coryphaenae Central Pacific and Weste 0.800000011920929 TL
Caligus curtus Northeast Atlantic
Caligus elongatus salmon sealouse West Central Atlantic 0.699999988079071 TL
Caligus epidemicus Western Pacific
Caligus epinepheli Western Indian Ocean
Caligus haemulonis Western Central Atlantic
Caligus infestans Western Central Pacific
Caligus irritans Southeast Pacific
Caligus isonyx Western Atlantic and Paci 0.540000021457672 TL
Caligus kabatae Western Central Atlantic
Caligus longicaudus Western Indian Ocean
Caligus longipedis Circumglobal. 5.5 TL
Caligus mutabilis West Atlantic. 0.579999983310699 TL
Caligus novocaledonicus Western Central Pacific
Caligus ocyurus Western Central Atlantic
Caligus orientalis Western Indian Ocean
Caligus patulus Western Central Pacific
Caligus pelamydis Worldwide. 0.46000000834465 TL
Caligus pomacentrus Western Central Atlantic
Caligus productus Worldwide. 0.600000023841858 TL
Caligus quadratus Worldwide 0.620000004768372 TL
Caligus robustus Worldwide. 1 TL
Caligus spinosurculus West Central Atlantic 52 TL
Caligus suffuscus Western Central Atlantic
Caligus wilsoni Northwest Atlantic 0.5 TL
Caligus xystercus Western Central Atlantic
Hermilius ariodi Western Indian Ocean
Hermilius longicaudus Western Indian Ocean
Hermilius longicornis Western Indian Ocean
Lepeophtheirus bermudensis Western Central Atlantic 3 TL
Lepeophtheirus dissimulatus Pacific Ocean and Western 0.370000004768372 TL
Lepeophtheirus edwardsi Western Atlantic and Nort 0.75 TL
Lepeophtheirus pectoralis Northeast Atlantic
Lepeophtheirus salmonis salmon louse Northeast Pacific
Midias lobodes Circumglobal. 0.119999997317791 TL
Paralebion elongatus Pacific Ocean
Parapetalus occidentalis Western Atlantic 0.819999992847443 TL
Pseudanuretes fortipedis Western Central Pacific



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