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Family: Pyuridae (See list of species below)

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208 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Bathypera feminalba
[tiny white tunicate]
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Bathypera goreaui
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Bathypera hastaefera
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Bathypera ovoida
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Bathypera splendens
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Bathypyura asymetrica
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Bathypyura celata
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Boltenia africana
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Boltenia echinata
[spiny-tipped tunicate]
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Boltenia hirta
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Boltenia ovifera
[stalked tunicate]
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Boltenia pilosa
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Boltenia polyplacoderma
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Boltenia villosa
[spiny-headed sea squirt]
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Bolteniopsis pacificus
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Bolteniopsis prenanti
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Bolteniopsis sessilis
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Claudenus antipodus
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Claudenus appendiculata
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Cratostigma campoyi
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Cratostigma gravellophila
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Cratostigma intermedia
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Cratostigma regularis
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Cratostigma simplex
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Cratostigma singularis
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Cratostigma vestigialis
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Ctenyura comma
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Ctenyura intermedia
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Ctenyura tetraplexa
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Ctenyura tortuosa
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Culeolus anonymus
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Culeolus antarcticus
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Culeolus caudatus
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Culeolus easteri
[tunicates]
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Culeolus elegans
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Culeolus gigas
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Culeolus herdmani
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Culeolus hospitalis
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Culeolus likae
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Culeolus longipedunculatus
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Culeolus murrayi
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Culeolus nadejdae
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Culeolus parvus
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Culeolus pinguis
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Culeolus pyramidalis
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Culeolus recumbens
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Culeolus robustus
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Culeolus sluiteri
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Culeolus suhmi
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Culeolus tenuis
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Halocynthia aurantium
[Pacific sea peach]
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Halocynthia cactus
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Halocynthia dumosa
[spiny sea squirt]
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Halocynthia hilgendorfi
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Halocynthia igaboja
[bristly tunicate]
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Halocynthia johnsoni
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Halocynthia microspinosa
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Halocynthia momus
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Halocynthia okai
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Halocynthia owstoni
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Halocynthia papillosa
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Halocynthia pyriformis
[sea peach]
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Halocynthia ritteri
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Halocynthia roretzi
[korean common sea squirt]
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Halocynthia spinosa
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Hartmeyeria arctica
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Hartmeyeria bouilloni
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Hartmeyeria chinensis
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Hartmeyeria formosa
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Hartmeyeria hupferi
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Hartmeyeria monarchica
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Hartmeyeria orientalis
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Hartmeyeria triangularis
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Herdmania armata
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Herdmania colona
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Herdmania columna
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Herdmania contorta
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Herdmania coutieri
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Herdmania fimbriae
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Herdmania grandis
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Herdmania inflata
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Herdmania insolita
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Herdmania mentula
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Herdmania momus
[Herdman's sea squirt]
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Herdmania pallida
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Herdmania pennata
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Herdmania polyducta
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Heterostigma fagei
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Heterostigma gonochorica
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Heterostigma mediterranea
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Heterostigma melitensis
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Heterostigma reptans
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Heterostigma separ
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Heterostigma singulare
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Microcosmus agglutinans
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Microcosmus anchylodeirus
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Microcosmus anomalocarpus
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Microcosmus arenaceus
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Microcosmus australis
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Microcosmus bitunicatus
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Microcosmus claudicans
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Microcosmus curvus
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Microcosmus exasperatus
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Microcosmus glacialis
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Microcosmus helleri
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Microcosmus hernius
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Microcosmus hirsutus
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Microcosmus longicloa
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Microcosmus madagascariensis
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Microcosmus manaarensis
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Microcosmus miniaceus
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Microcosmus multiplicatus
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Microcosmus nudistigma
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Microcosmus oligophyllus
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Microcosmus pacificus
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Microcosmus pedunculatus
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Microcosmus planus
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Microcosmus polymorphus
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Microcosmus propinquus
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Microcosmus psammiferus
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Microcosmus pupa
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Microcosmus sabatieri
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Microcosmus santoensis
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Microcosmus savignyi
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Microcosmus squamiger
[scaly tunicate]
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Microcosmus stoloniferus
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Microcosmus sulcatus
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Microcosmus trigonimus
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Microcosmus tuberculatus
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Microcosmus vesiculosus
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Microcosmus vulgaris
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Pyura abradata
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Pyura ambonensis
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Pyura antillarum
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Pyura arenosa
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Pyura australis
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Pyura baliensis
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Pyura bouvetensis
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Pyura camranica
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Pyura capensis
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Pyura chilensis
[edible sea squirt]
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Pyura columna
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Pyura comma
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Pyura confragosa
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Pyura corallina
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Pyura crassacapitata
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Pyura crinita
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Pyura curvigona
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Pyura discoveryi
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Pyura dura
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Pyura elongata
[elongated tunicate]
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Pyura fissa
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Pyura gangelion
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Pyura georgiana
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Pyura gibbosa
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Pyura haustor
[warty tunicate]
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Pyura hebridensis
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Pyura herdmanni
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Pyura honu
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Pyura hupferi
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Pyura inopinata
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Pyura irregularis
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Pyura isobella
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Pyura legumen
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Pyura lepidoderma
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Pyura lignosa
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Pyura littoralis
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Pyura lutea
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Pyura lycoperdon
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Pyura mariscata
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Pyura microcosmus
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Pyura millari
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Pyura mirabilis
[Aladdin's lamp tunicate]
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Pyura mozambica
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Pyura multiruga
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Pyura munita
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Pyura navicula
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Pyura obesa
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Pyura ostreophila
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Pyura pachydermatina
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Pyura paessleri
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Pyura picta
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Pyura pilosa
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Pyura praeputialis
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Pyura praia
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Pyura pulla
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Pyura rapaformis
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Pyura robusta
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Pyura sacciformis
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Pyura sansibarica
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Pyura scortea
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Pyura setosa
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Pyura shiinoi
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Pyura spinifera
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Pyura spinosa
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Pyura squamata
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Pyura squamulosa
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Pyura stolonifera
[red bait]
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Pyura stubenrauchi
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Pyura styeliformis
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Pyura tasmanensis
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Pyura tessellata
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Pyura tongaea
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Pyura tunica
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Pyura uatio
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Pyura viarecta
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Pyura vittata
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Pyurella hernia
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208 Species of Family Pyuridae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Bathypera feminalba tiny white tunicate Northeast Pacific 2 TL
Bathypera goreaui Western Central Atlantic
Bathypera hastaefera Antarctica.
Bathypera ovoida Pacific Ocean.
Bathypera splendens Antarctic Atlantic and So 10 WD
Bathypyura asymetrica Pacific Ocean and Western
Bathypyura celata Northeast Atlantic
Boltenia africana Southeast Atlantic
Boltenia echinata spiny-tipped tunicate Northern Pacific, Norther 2 WD
Boltenia hirta Antarctic, sub-Antarctic
Boltenia ovifera stalked tunicate Northern Atlantic, Northe 8 BL
Boltenia pilosa Atlantic Ocean and Indian
Boltenia polyplacoderma Eastern Central Pacific
Boltenia villosa spiny-headed sea squirt Northern Pacific and the 2.5 WD
Bolteniopsis pacificus Western Central Pacific
Bolteniopsis prenanti Atlantic and the Mediterr
Bolteniopsis sessilis Northern Atlantic
Claudenus antipodus Eastern Indian Ocean
Claudenus appendiculata Mediterranean.
Cratostigma campoyi Mediterranean.
Cratostigma gravellophila Northeast Atlantic and th
Cratostigma intermedia Northeast Atlantic
Cratostigma regularis Northeast Atlantic and th
Cratostigma simplex Northeast Atlantic
Cratostigma singularis Northeast Atlantic
Cratostigma vestigialis Northeast Atlantic and th
Ctenyura comma Northwest Pacific.
Ctenyura intermedia Western Central Pacific
Ctenyura tetraplexa Eastern Indian Ocean
Ctenyura tortuosa Eastern Indian Ocean
Culeolus anonymus Antarctic Atlantic and In
Culeolus antarcticus Antarctic Atlantic and In 3.6 BASL
Culeolus caudatus Western Central Pacific
Culeolus easteri tunicates Eastern Central Pacific
Culeolus elegans Western Central Pacific
Culeolus gigas Eastern Central Pacific.
Culeolus herdmani Indo-West Pacific.
Culeolus hospitalis Western Central Pacific
Culeolus likae Southwest Atlantic, Antar
Culeolus longipedunculatus Northwest Pacific 6.5 BL
Culeolus murrayi Antarctic Atlantic.
Culeolus nadejdae Northwest Pacific
Culeolus parvus Atlantic Ocean
Culeolus pinguis Antarctic.
Culeolus pyramidalis Eastern Pacific.
Culeolus recumbens Indo-West Pacific and the 1.3 BASL
Culeolus robustus Northwest Pacific
Culeolus sluiteri Northeast Pacific and the
Culeolus suhmi Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Paci 28 BASL
Culeolus tenuis Northern Pacific. 10 BL
Halocynthia aurantium Pacific sea peach Northern Pacific and the 15 H
Halocynthia cactus Western Pacific
Halocynthia dumosa spiny sea squirt Indo-West Pacific. 0.8 TL
Halocynthia hilgendorfi Northwest Pacific
Halocynthia igaboja bristly tunicate Pacific Ocean. 0.1 TL
Halocynthia johnsoni Eastern Central Pacific
Halocynthia microspinosa Western Central Atlantic. 5 TL
Halocynthia momus Western Indian Ocean
Halocynthia okai Northwest Pacific
Halocynthia owstoni Northwest Pacific
Halocynthia papillosa Atlantic, Western Pacific
Halocynthia pyriformis sea peach Northern Atlantic, Northw 13 TL
Halocynthia ritteri Northwest Pacific
Halocynthia roretzi korean common sea squirt Northwest Pacific
Halocynthia spinosa Southeast Atlantic and In
Hartmeyeria arctica Arctic Ocean
Hartmeyeria bouilloni Southeast Atlantic and In
Hartmeyeria chinensis Northwest Pacific
Hartmeyeria formosa indo-West Pacific
Hartmeyeria hupferi Eastern Central Atlantic 1 WD
Hartmeyeria monarchica Western Indian Ocean
Hartmeyeria orientalis Northwest Pacific
Hartmeyeria triangularis Northern Pacific
Herdmania armata Western Central Pacific
Herdmania colona Western Central Pacific
Herdmania columna Western Central Pacific
Herdmania contorta Western Central Pacific
Herdmania coutieri Western Indian Ocean.
Herdmania fimbriae Indo-West Pacific
Herdmania grandis Indo-West Pacific 16 WD
Herdmania inflata Western Central Pacific
Herdmania insolita Western Central Pacific.
Herdmania mentula Eastern Indian Ocean
Herdmania momus Herdman's sea squirt Indo-West Pacific, Atlant 8 TL
Herdmania pallida Indo-Pacific and Western 9 WD
Herdmania pennata Western Central Pacific 1.6 WD
Herdmania polyducta Western Central Pacific
Heterostigma fagei Northeast Atlantic and th
Heterostigma gonochorica Northeast Atlantic and th
Heterostigma mediterranea Northeast Atlantic and th
Heterostigma melitensis Northeast Atlantic and th
Heterostigma reptans Northeast Atlantic and th
Heterostigma separ Atlantic and the Mediterr
Heterostigma singulare Northwest Atlantic
Microcosmus agglutinans Eastern Indian Ocean
Microcosmus anchylodeirus Western Central Atlantic
Microcosmus anomalocarpus Western Indian Ocean
Microcosmus arenaceus Indo-Pacific
Microcosmus australis Indo-West Pacific
Microcosmus bitunicatus Western Central Pacific
Microcosmus claudicans Eastern Indian Ocean, Atl 4 WD
Microcosmus curvus Pacific Ocean. 1.4 WD
Microcosmus exasperatus Indo-West Pacific, Atlant 5.5 TL
Microcosmus glacialis Northeast Atlantic
Microcosmus helleri Indo-West Pacific and Atl
Microcosmus hernius Northeast Atlantic
Microcosmus hirsutus Southwest Pacific
Microcosmus longicloa Western Central Pacific
Microcosmus madagascariensis Indian Ocean 1.6 WD
Microcosmus manaarensis Western Central Pacific
Microcosmus miniaceus Eastern Central Pacific
Microcosmus multiplicatus Western Central Pacific
Microcosmus nudistigma Atlantic and the Mediterr
Microcosmus oligophyllus Southeast Atlantic and We
Microcosmus pacificus Western Central Pacific
Microcosmus pedunculatus Eastern Central Atlantic
Microcosmus planus Eastern Indian Ocean
Microcosmus polymorphus Atlantic and the Mediterr 15 TL
Microcosmus propinquus Indo-West Pacific
Microcosmus psammiferus Southeast Atlantic
Microcosmus pupa Indo-West Pacific and Nor 3 WD
Microcosmus sabatieri Atlantic and the Mediterr
Microcosmus santoensis Western Central Pacific
Microcosmus savignyi Eastern Atlantic and the
Microcosmus squamiger scaly tunicate Cosmopolitan. 5 COLD
Microcosmus stoloniferus Indo-West Pacific
Microcosmus sulcatus Western Indian Ocean and
Microcosmus trigonimus Western Indian Ocean
Microcosmus tuberculatus Western Central Pacific
Microcosmus vesiculosus Western Central Pacific
Microcosmus vulgaris Atlantic and the Mediterr
Pyura abradata Eastern Indian Ocean
Pyura ambonensis Western Central Pacific
Pyura antillarum Western Central Atlantic
Pyura arenosa Indo-West Pacific.
Pyura australis Indo-West Pacific
Pyura baliensis Western Central Pacific
Pyura bouvetensis Periantarctic. 3.5 BL
Pyura camranica Western Central Pacific
Pyura capensis Southern Atlantic
Pyura chilensis edible sea squirt Southeast Pacific and Sou 5 TL
Pyura columna Western Central Pacific
Pyura comma Northwest Pacific
Pyura confragosa Western Central Pacific
Pyura corallina Mediterranean Sea.
Pyura crassacapitata Indo-West Pacific
Pyura crinita Southwest Pacific
Pyura curvigona Indo-West Pacific.
Pyura discoveryi Antarctic.
Pyura dura Atlantic and the Mediterr
Pyura elongata elongated tunicate Indo-West Pacific. tempe
Pyura fissa Eastern Indian Ocean
Pyura gangelion Indo-West Pacific and Nor 6.5 WD
Pyura georgiana Antarctic.
Pyura gibbosa Indo-West Pacific
Pyura haustor warty tunicate Eastern Pacific and the A 7.5 WD
Pyura hebridensis Western Central Pacific
Pyura herdmanni Southeast Atlantic
Pyura honu Southwest Pacific
Pyura hupferi Eastern Central Atlantic
Pyura inopinata Western and Antarctic Ind
Pyura irregularis Indo-West Pacific 1.1 TL
Pyura isobella Indo-West Pacific
Pyura legumen Southwest Atlantic, South
Pyura lepidoderma Northwest Pacific
Pyura lignosa Western Atlantic and East 15 TL
Pyura littoralis Eastern Indian Ocean
Pyura lutea Southwest Pacific
Pyura lycoperdon Antarctic.
Pyura mariscata Southwest Atlantic
Pyura microcosmus Atlantic and the Mediterr
Pyura millari Southwest Atlantic
Pyura mirabilis Aladdin's lamp tunicate Pacific Ocean.
Pyura mozambica Western Indian Ocean
Pyura multiruga Antarctic. 4.5 WD
Pyura munita Western Central Atlantic 5 TL
Pyura navicula Western Central Pacific
Pyura obesa Antarctic and Eastern Ind 22 TL
Pyura ostreophila Eastern Indian Ocean
Pyura pachydermatina Indo-West Pacific
Pyura paessleri Southwest Atlantic, Antar
Pyura picta Southwest Pacific
Pyura pilosa Antarctic Indian Ocean an 3 WD
Pyura praeputialis Indo-Pacific
Pyura praia Eastern Central Atlantic
Pyura pulla Southwest Pacific
Pyura rapaformis Eastern Indian Ocean
Pyura robusta Western Central Pacific.
Pyura sacciformis Indo-West Pacific.
Pyura sansibarica Western Indian Ocean.
Pyura scortea Indo-West Pacific.
Pyura setosa Antarctic and sub-Antarct
Pyura shiinoi Western Pacific
Pyura spinifera Indo-West Pacific
Pyura spinosa Indo-West Pacific
Pyura squamata Southwest Atlantic, Antar
Pyura squamulosa Atlantic Ocean and the Me
Pyura stolonifera red bait Eastern Atlantic, Indo-We 40 TL
Pyura stubenrauchi Antarctic, Southwest Atla
Pyura styeliformis Western Central Pacific
Pyura tasmanensis Eastern Indian Ocean
Pyura tessellata Atlantic Ocean and the Me
Pyura tongaea Western Indian Ocean. 2.5 WD
Pyura tunica Antarctic.
Pyura uatio Western Central Pacific
Pyura viarecta Western Central Pacific 9 TL
Pyura vittata Western Pacific, Western 10 TL
Pyurella hernia Northern Atlantic. 0.7 H



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