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Family: Spadellidae (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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Aberrospadella verruculosa
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Bathyspadella edentata
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Bathyspadella oxydentata
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Calispadella alata
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Hemispadella dauvini
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Paraspadella anops
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Paraspadella gotoi
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Paraspadella hummelincki
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Paraspadella johnstoni
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Paraspadella legazpichessi
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Paraspadella nana
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Paraspadella pimukatharos
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Paraspadella pulchella
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Paraspadella schizoptera
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Paraspadella sheardi
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Spadella angulata
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Spadella antarctica
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Spadella birostrata
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Spadella boucheri
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Spadella bradshawi
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Spadella cephaloptera
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Spadella equidentata
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Spadella gaetanoi
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Spadella japonica
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Spadella lainezi
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Spadella ledoyeri
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Spadella moretonensis
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Spadella nunezi
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Spadella xcalakensis
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29 Species of Family Spadellidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aberrospadella verruculosa Northwest Pacific.
Bathyspadella edentata Northwest Pacific 1.2 BL
Bathyspadella oxydentata Northwest Pacific
Calispadella alata Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Hemispadella dauvini Northern and eastern Atla 1.85 TL
Paraspadella anops Western Central Atlantic 0.4 BL
Paraspadella gotoi Northwest Pacific 0.6 BL
Paraspadella hummelincki Western Central Atlantic. 0.3 BL
Paraspadella johnstoni Southern Pacific. 0.5 BL
Paraspadella legazpichessi Western Central Pacific 0.2 BL
Paraspadella nana Western Central Atlantic 0.3 BL
Paraspadella pimukatharos Eastern Central Pacific 0.4 BL
Paraspadella pulchella Western Central Atlantic. 0.3 BL
Paraspadella schizoptera Western Central Pacific 0.5 BL
Paraspadella sheardi Southern Pacific. 0.7 BL
Spadella angulata Northwest Pacific 0.6 BL
Spadella antarctica Antarctic Atlantic. 0.6 BL
Spadella birostrata Northeast Atlantic and th 0.8 BL
Spadella boucheri Northwest Pacific
Spadella bradshawi Eastern Central Pacific
Spadella cephaloptera Circumglobal between 40° 0.55 BL
Spadella equidentata Northeast Atlantic 0.7 BL
Spadella gaetanoi Eastern Central Pacific 0.3 BL
Spadella japonica Northwest Pacific 0.4 BL
Spadella lainezi Eastern Central Atlantic
Spadella ledoyeri Mediterranean Sea 0.7 BL
Spadella moretonensis Western Central Pacific. 0.4 BL
Spadella nunezi Eastern Central Atlantic
Spadella xcalakensis Western Central Atlantic



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