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Family: Primnoidae (See list of species below)

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30 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Ainigmaptilon antarcticum
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Ainigmaptilon virgularoides
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Armadillogorgia cyathella
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Arntzia gracilis
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Arthrogorgia utinomii
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Callogorgia kinoshitae
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Callogorgia verticillata
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Callozostron mirabilis
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Calyptrophora wyvillei
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Convexella magelhaenica
[Chinese handcuffs]
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Fanellia compressa
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Fanellia fraseri
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Fannyella rossii
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Narella regularis
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Onogorgia nodosa
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Ophidiogorgia paradoxa
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Perissogorgia viridis
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Perissogorgia vitrea
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Plumarella bayeri
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Plumarella pourtalesii
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Primnoa resedaeformis
[red trees]


Primnoella antarctica
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Primnoella chilensis
[sea whip]
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Primnoella krampi
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Thouarella antarctica
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Thouarella koellikeri
[flat Thouarella]
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Thouarella moseleyi
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Thouarella striata
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Thouarella variabilis
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Thouarella viridis
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30 Species of Family Primnoidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Ainigmaptilon antarcticum Antarctic Atlantic.
Ainigmaptilon virgularoides Antarctic Atlantic.
Armadillogorgia cyathella Southeast Pacific
Arntzia gracilis Antarctic Atlantic
Arthrogorgia utinomii Eastern Pacific
Callogorgia kinoshitae Eastern Pacific
Callogorgia verticillata Western Atlantic and the
Callozostron mirabilis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Calyptrophora wyvillei Pacific Ocean
Convexella magelhaenica Chinese handcuffs Southern Atlantic, Southe
Fanellia compressa Eastern Pacific
Fanellia fraseri Eastern Pacific
Fannyella rossii Antarctic
Narella regularis Pacific Ocean
Onogorgia nodosa Antarctic Atlantic.
Ophidiogorgia paradoxa Antarctic Atlantic
Perissogorgia viridis Western Central Pacific
Perissogorgia vitrea Western Central Pacific
Plumarella bayeri Antarctic Atlantic.
Plumarella pourtalesii Western Atlantic
Primnoa resedaeformis red trees Western Atlantic
Primnoella antarctica Antarctic Atlantic
Primnoella chilensis sea whip Southwest Atlantic and So
Primnoella krampi Kermadec Trench.
Thouarella antarctica Antarctic Indian Ocean
Thouarella koellikeri flat Thouarella Southwest Atlantic and So
Thouarella moseleyi Southwest Pacific
Thouarella striata Antarctic Indian Ocean
Thouarella variabilis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Thouarella viridis Antarctic.



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