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Family: Priapulidae priapulids (See list of species below)

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9 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthopriapulus horridus
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Halicryptus higginsi
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Halicryptus spinulosus
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Priapulopsis australis
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Priapulopsis bicaudatus
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Priapulopsis cnidephorus
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Priapulus abyssorum
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Priapulus caudatus
[cactus worm]


Priapulus tuberculatospinosus
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9 Species of Family Priapulidae
(priapulids)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthopriapulus horridus Southwest Pacific and Wes
Halicryptus higginsi Northeast Pacific 39 TL
Halicryptus spinulosus Northwest Pacific, Northe
Priapulopsis australis Indo-West Pacific and Sou
Priapulopsis bicaudatus Northwest Pacific, Northe
Priapulopsis cnidephorus Mediterranean. 38 TL
Priapulus abyssorum Eastern Central Pacific.
Priapulus caudatus cactus worm Arctic, Northern Atlantic
Priapulus tuberculatospinosus Indo-West Pacific, South



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