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Family: Retusidae (See list of species below)

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74 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Cylichnina crebrisculpta
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Cylichnina crossei
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Cylichnina girardi
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Cylichnina laevisculpta
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Cylichnina nitidula
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Cylichnina umbilicata
[perforated bubble-shell]
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Micratys wareni
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Pyrunculus caelatus
[engraved barrel-bubble]
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Pyrunculus curtulus
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Pyrunculus floridensis
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Pyrunculus fourierii
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Pyrunculus hoernesii
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Pyrunculus medius
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Pyrunculus nitidus
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Pyrunculus ovatus
[ovate barrel-bubble]
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Pyrunculus phialus
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Pyrunculus pyriformis
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Pyrunculus rushi
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Pyrunculus tokyoensis
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Relichna pachys
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Relichna simplex
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Retusa alayoi
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Retusa alba
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Retusa amphizosta
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Retusa antarctica
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Retusa atkinsoni
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Retusa borneensis
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Retusa caelata
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Retusa candidula
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Retusa chrysoma
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Retusa concentrica
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Retusa domita
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Retusa elegantissima
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Retusa frielei
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Retusa leptoeneilema
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Retusa mammillata
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Retusa mayoi
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Retusa minima
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Retusa minutissima
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Retusa montereyensis
[Monterey barrel-bubble]
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Retusa obtusa
[Arctic barrel-bubble]
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Retusa paziana
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Retusa pellucida
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Retusa pelyx
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Retusa protumida
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Retusa pygmaea
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Retusa scuplta
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Retusa semen
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Retusa sosa
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Retusa sulcata
[sulcate barrel-bubble]
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Retusa tarutana
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Retusa truncatula
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Retusa xystrum
[polished barrel-bubble]
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Rhizorus ovulina
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Tornatina biplex
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Tornatina coarctata
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Tornatina decorata
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Tornatina exilis
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Tornatina gordons
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Tornatina oryzaella
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Volvulella acuminata
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Volvulella californica
[California spindle-bubble]
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Volvulella catharia
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Volvulella cylindrica
[cylindrical spindle-bubble]
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Volvulella fortis
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Volvulella kinokuniana
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Volvulella minuta
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Volvulella ovalina
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Volvulella panamica
[Panamic spindle-bubble]
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Volvulella paupercula
[spineless spindle-bubble]
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Volvulella persimilis
[southern spindle-bubble]
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Volvulella recta
[spined spindle-bubble]
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Volvulella rostrata
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Volvulella texasiana
[Texas spindle-bubble]
74 Species of Family Retusidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Cylichnina crebrisculpta Northeast Atlantic and th
Cylichnina crossei Mediterranean Sea.
Cylichnina girardi Northeast Atlantic and th
Cylichnina laevisculpta Northeast Atlantic and th
Cylichnina nitidula Mediterranean Sea. 0.3 DL
Cylichnina umbilicata perforated bubble-shell Northwest Atlantic, Easte 0.3 DL
Micratys wareni Western Central Pacific
Pyrunculus caelatus engraved barrel-bubble Western Atlantic
Pyrunculus curtulus Western Atlantic. 0.26 DL
Pyrunculus floridensis Western Atlantic. 0.55 DL
Pyrunculus fourierii Northeast Atlantic and th
Pyrunculus hoernesii Eastern Atlantic and the
Pyrunculus medius Western Atlantic. 0.5 DL
Pyrunculus nitidus Western Central Pacific
Pyrunculus ovatus ovate barrel-bubble Atlantic Ocean and the Me 0.3 TL
Pyrunculus phialus Northwest Pacific
Pyrunculus pyriformis Western Central Pacific
Pyrunculus rushi Western Atlantic. 0.37 DL
Pyrunculus tokyoensis Northwest Pacific
Relichna pachys Western Central Pacific
Relichna simplex Atlantic Ocean.
Retusa alayoi Western Atlantic. 0.19 DL
Retusa alba Northeast Atlantic
Retusa amphizosta Indo-West Pacific
Retusa antarctica Western Atlantic. 0.27 DL
Retusa atkinsoni Indo-West Pacific
Retusa borneensis Western Pacific
Retusa caelata Western Atlantic. 0.42 DL
Retusa candidula Northeast Atlantic and th
Retusa chrysoma Eastern Indian Ocean
Retusa concentrica Western Central Pacific
Retusa domita Western Atlantic. 0.9 DL
Retusa elegantissima Western Central Pacific
Retusa frielei Western Atlantic. 0.82 DL
Retusa leptoeneilema Northeast Atlantic and th
Retusa mammillata Northeast Atlantic and th
Retusa mayoi Western Atlantic 0.83 DL
Retusa minima Western Central Pacific
Retusa minutissima Mediterranean Sea.
Retusa montereyensis Monterey barrel-bubble Eastern Pacific.
Retusa obtusa Arctic barrel-bubble Atlantic Ocean, Eastern P 0.4 DL
Retusa paziana Eastern Central Pacific 0.3 SHL
Retusa pellucida Northeast Atlantic, Arcti
Retusa pelyx Eastern Indian Ocean
Retusa protumida Indo-West Pacific
Retusa pygmaea Eastern Indian Ocean
Retusa scuplta Eastern Indian Ocean
Retusa semen Northwest Atlantic, Easte
Retusa sosa Western Atlantic. 0.16 DL
Retusa sulcata sulcate barrel-bubble Western Central Pacific a 0.3 DL
Retusa tarutana Western Indian Ocean
Retusa truncatula Western Indian Ocean, Atl
Retusa xystrum polished barrel-bubble Eastern Pacific.
Rhizorus ovulina Northwest Pacific
Tornatina biplex Western Central Pacific
Tornatina coarctata Western Central Pacific
Tornatina decorata Western Central Pacific
Tornatina exilis Western Central Pacific
Tornatina gordons Western Central Pacific
Tornatina oryzaella Western Central Pacific
Volvulella acuminata Northeast Atlantic and th
Volvulella californica California spindle-bubble Eastern Pacific.
Volvulella catharia Eastern Central Pacific 0.4 SHH
Volvulella cylindrica cylindrical spindle-bubble Eastern Pacific 1.10000002384186 TL
Volvulella fortis Western Central Pacific
Volvulella kinokuniana Western Central Pacific
Volvulella minuta Western Atlantic. 0.25 DL
Volvulella ovalina Western Central Pacific
Volvulella panamica Panamic spindle-bubble Eastern Pacific. 0.55 SHL
Volvulella paupercula spineless spindle-bubble Western Atlantic. 0.4 DL
Volvulella persimilis southern spindle-bubble Western Atlantic.
Volvulella recta spined spindle-bubble Western Atlantic
Volvulella rostrata Indo-West Pacific
Volvulella texasiana Texas spindle-bubble Western Atlantic. 0.51 DL



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