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Family: Bugulidae (See list of species below)

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58 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Brettiella ovicellata
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Bugula aperta
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Bugula avicularia
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Bugula calathus
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Bugula californica
[moss animal]
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Bugula dentata
[blue-green bryozoan]
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Bugula flabellata
[sea moss]
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Bugula fulva
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Bugula gautieri
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Bugula gracilis
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Bugula hyadesi
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Bugula longissima
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Bugula minima
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Bugula multiserialis
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Bugula neritina
[branching moss worm]
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Bugula pacifica
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Bugula plumosa
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Bugula serrata
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Bugula simplex
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Bugula spicata
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Bugula stolonifera
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Bugula turbinata
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Bugulella gracilis
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Camptoplites angustus
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Camptoplites asymmetricus
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Camptoplites atlanticus
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Camptoplites bicornis
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Camptoplites reticulatus
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Camptoplites retiformis
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Camptoplites tricornis
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Caulibugula californica
[parasol bryozoan]
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Caulibugula inermis
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Cornucopina conica
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Cornucopina geniculata
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Cornucopina infundibulata
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Cornucopina moluccensis
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Cornucopina ovalis
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Cornucopina pectogemma
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Cornucopina polymorpha
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Dendrobeania curvirostrata
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Dendrobeania fruticosa
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Dendrobeania lichenoides
[leaf crust bryozoan]
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Dendrobeania murrayana
[fan bryozoan]
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Halophila antillaea
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Halophila baillonis
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Halophila engelmannii
[Engelmann's sea grass]
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Halophila gaudichaudii
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Halophila ovata
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Himantozoum antarcticum
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Himantozoum clavulum
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Himantozoum margaritiferum
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Himantozoum obtusum
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Himantozoum sinuosum
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Himantozoum taurinum
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Kinetoskias smitti
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Luguba sessilis
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Sessibugula barrosoi
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Sessibugula tranlucens
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58 Species of Family Bugulidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Brettiella ovicellata Southwest Pacific
Bugula aperta Mediterranean Sea.
Bugula avicularia Mediterranean Sea.
Bugula calathus Mediterranean
Bugula californica moss animal Eastern Pacific. 10 COLD
Bugula dentata blue-green bryozoan Western Pacific
Bugula flabellata sea moss Northeast Atlantic
Bugula fulva Mediterranean Sea
Bugula gautieri Mediterranean Sea.
Bugula gracilis Mediterranean Sea.
Bugula hyadesi Southwest Atlantic
Bugula longissima Antarctic
Bugula minima Eastern Central Pacific
Bugula multiserialis Southwest Atlantic
Bugula neritina branching moss worm Circumglobal in tropical 10 H
Bugula pacifica Canada
Bugula plumosa Northeast Atlantic
Bugula serrata Mediterranean Sea.
Bugula simplex Atlantic and the Mediterr
Bugula spicata Mediterranean Sea.
Bugula stolonifera Atlantic and the Mediterr
Bugula turbinata Northeast Atlantic and th
Bugulella gracilis Western Pacific and North
Camptoplites angustus Antarctic Pacific
Camptoplites asymmetricus Southwest Atlantic, South
Camptoplites atlanticus Southwest Atlantic
Camptoplites bicornis Southwest Atlantic, South
Camptoplites reticulatus Southwest Atlantic and An
Camptoplites retiformis Antarctic Atlantic
Camptoplites tricornis Antarctic
Caulibugula californica parasol bryozoan Northeast Pacific
Caulibugula inermis Western Central Pacific
Cornucopina conica Indo-West Pacific and Ant
Cornucopina geniculata Western Pacific
Cornucopina infundibulata Antarctic Indian Ocean
Cornucopina moluccensis Antarctic Indian Ocean an
Cornucopina ovalis Southwest Atlantic and An
Cornucopina pectogemma Antarctic
Cornucopina polymorpha Antarctic
Dendrobeania curvirostrata Canada
Dendrobeania fruticosa Northeast Atlantic
Dendrobeania lichenoides leaf crust bryozoan Northeast Pacific
Dendrobeania murrayana fan bryozoan Northeast Pacific and Nor
Halophila antillaea Western Central Atlantic
Halophila baillonis Caribbean and Eastern Pac
Halophila engelmannii Engelmann's sea grass Western Central Atlantic
Halophila gaudichaudii Northeast Atlantic
Halophila ovata Western Central Pacific
Himantozoum antarcticum Antarctic.
Himantozoum clavulum Southwest Pacific
Himantozoum margaritiferum Southwest Atlantic
Himantozoum obtusum Southwest Atlantic and An
Himantozoum sinuosum Western Indian Ocean and
Himantozoum taurinum Southwest Pacific
Kinetoskias smitti Northeast Atlantic
Luguba sessilis Southwest Pacific
Sessibugula barrosoi Mediterranean Sea.
Sessibugula tranlucens Eastern Central Pacific



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