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Family: Echiuridae (See list of species below)

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15 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Anelassorhynchus branchiorhynchus
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Anelassorhynchus indivisus
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Arhynchite californicus
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Arhynchite pugettensis
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Echiurus abyssalis
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Echiurus antarcticus
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Echiurus echiurus
[spoon (innkeeper) worm]
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Ikeda pirotansis
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Lissomyema exilii
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Listriolobus brevirostris
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Listriolobus sorbillans
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Ochetostoma erythrogrammon
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Thalassema arcassonense
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Thalassema malakhovi
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Thalassema thalassemum
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15 Species of Family Echiuridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Anelassorhynchus branchiorhynchus Western Indian Ocean
Anelassorhynchus indivisus Northeast Atlantic
Arhynchite californicus Canada
Arhynchite pugettensis Canada
Echiurus abyssalis Northwest Atlantic and th
Echiurus antarcticus Antarctic Atlantic
Echiurus echiurus spoon (innkeeper) worm Northeast Atlantic
Ikeda pirotansis Western Indian Ocean
Lissomyema exilii Southwest Atlantic 4 TL
Listriolobus brevirostris Indo-West Pacific
Listriolobus sorbillans Northwest Pacific
Ochetostoma erythrogrammon Mediterranean, West Indi 16 BASL
Thalassema arcassonense Northeast Atlantic
Thalassema malakhovi Southwest Pacific 6 TRKL
Thalassema thalassemum Northeast Atlantic and th



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