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Family: Philinidae (See list of species below)

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54 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Hermania infantilis
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Johania retifera
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Laona finmarchica
[finmark paperbubble]
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Laona flexuosa
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Laona pruinosa
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Laona quadrata
[quadrate paperbubble]
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Philine alata
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Philine alba
[white philine]
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Philine amabilis
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Philine angasi
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Philine angulata
[angled paperbubble]
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Philine antarctica
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Philine aperta
[lobe shell]
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Philine argentata
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Philine argentina
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Philine auriformis
[ear-shaped philine]
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Philine bakeri
[Baker paper-bubble]
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Philine beachportensis
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Philine caballeri
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Philine californica
[California paperbubble]
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Philine candeana
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Philine catena
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Philine cingulata
[girdled paperbubble]
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Philine columnaria
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Philine denticulata
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Philine falklandica
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Philine fragilis
[fragile paperbubble]
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Philine gibba
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Philine gouldi
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Philine infortunata
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Philine infundibulum
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Philine intricata
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Philine iris
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Philine kerguelensis
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Philine kinglipini
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Philine kurodai
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Philine lima
[file paperbubble]
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Philine loveni
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Philine lucida
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Philine mera
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Philine monterosati
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Philine planata
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Philine polaris
[axial paperbubble]
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Philine polystrigma
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Philine punctata
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Philine sagra
[crenulate paperbubble]
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Philine scabra
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Philine sinuata
[sinuate paperbubble]
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Philine striatula
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Philine teres
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Philine thurmanni
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Philine tincta
[tinted paperbubble]
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Philine trachyostraca
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Philine trapezia
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54 Species of Family Philinidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Hermania infantilis Western Central Pacific
Johania retifera Northeast Atlantic and th
Laona finmarchica finmark paperbubble Atlantic Ocean, Mediterra 0.9 DL
Laona flexuosa Northeast Atlantic and th
Laona pruinosa Northeast Atlantic and th
Laona quadrata quadrate paperbubble Atlantic Ocean, Mediterra 0.6 TL
Philine alata Antarctic Atlantic 2 DL
Philine alba white philine Western Atlantic and East 6 TL
Philine amabilis Northwest Atlantic 1.5 TL
Philine angasi Indo-West Pacific
Philine angulata angled paperbubble Atlantic Ocean and the Me 0.25 DL
Philine antarctica Antarctic Pacific
Philine aperta lobe shell Eastern Atlantic, Indo-Pa
Philine argentata Western Central Pacific
Philine argentina Western Atlantic. 1.1 DL
Philine auriformis ear-shaped philine Indo-Pacific. 7 TL
Philine bakeri Baker paper-bubble Eastern Pacific.
Philine beachportensis Eastern Indian Ocean
Philine caballeri Western Atlantic. 0.34 DL
Philine californica California paperbubble Eastern Pacific.
Philine candeana Western Atlantic. 1.2 DL
Philine catena Northeast Atlantic and th
Philine cingulata girdled paperbubble Western Atlantic
Philine columnaria Indo-West Pacific
Philine denticulata Northeast Atlantic, Arcti
Philine falklandica Southeast Pacific and Sou 0.54 DL
Philine fragilis fragile paperbubble Western Atlantic
Philine gibba Atlantic Antarctic 0.55 DL
Philine gouldi Western Atlantic. 0.9 DL
Philine infortunata Northeast Atlantic
Philine infundibulum Western Atlantic. 1.2 DL
Philine intricata Eastern Atlantic and the
Philine iris Mediterranean Sea.
Philine kerguelensis Western Atlantic and Indi 0.6 DL
Philine kinglipini Northwest Pacific
Philine kurodai Western Central Pacific
Philine lima file paperbubble Atlantic Ocean, Mediterra
Philine loveni Northeast Atlantic
Philine lucida Western Atlantic. 0.35 DL
Philine mera Western Atlantic. 0.7 DL
Philine monterosati Northeast Atlantic and th
Philine planata Western Atlantic. 1.15 DL
Philine polaris axial paperbubble Northwest Atlantic, Easte
Philine polystrigma Eastern Pacific.
Philine punctata Northeast Atlantic and th
Philine sagra crenulate paperbubble Western Atlantic. 0.6 DL
Philine scabra Northeast Atlantic and th
Philine sinuata sinuate paperbubble Western Atlantic and East
Philine striatula Northeast Atlantic and th
Philine teres Indo-West Pacific
Philine thurmanni Western Atlantic and East 0.7 DL
Philine tincta tinted paperbubble Western Atlantic 1.075 DL
Philine trachyostraca Atlantic Ocean. 0.28 DL
Philine trapezia Indo-West Pacific



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