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Family: Hymedesmiidae (See list of species below)

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46 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Hamigera strongylata
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Hemimycale columella
[crater sponge]
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Hemimycale rhodus
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Hymedesmia antarctica
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Hymedesmia brachyrhabda
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Hymedesmia campechiana
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Hymedesmia coriacea
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Hymedesmia dermata
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Hymedesmia irregularis
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Hymedesmia jecusculum
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Hymedesmia leptochela
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Hymedesmia longurius
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Hymedesmia mariondufresni
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Hymedesmia mertoni
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Hymedesmia noramaloneae
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Hymedesmia nummota
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Hymedesmia nummulus
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Hymedesmia occulta
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Hymedesmia pansa
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Hymedesmia parvispicula
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Hymedesmia paupertas
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Hymedesmia peachii
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Hymedesmia perlucida
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Hymedesmia platychela
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Hymedesmia prostrata
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Hymedesmia spinata
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Hymedesmia spiniarcuata
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Kirkpatrickia coulmani
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Kirkpatrickia spiculophila
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Kirkpatrickia variolosa
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Myxodoryx hanitschi
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Phorbas amaranthus
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Phorbas areolatus
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Phorbas claviger
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Phorbas dives
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Phorbas domini
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Phorbas erectus
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Phorbas fictitius
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Phorbas glaberrimus
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Phorbas hoffmani
[Hoffman's horny sponge]
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Phorbas longurioides
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Phorbas perarmatus
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Phorbas plumosus
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Phorbas roxasi
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Plocamionida ambigua
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Spanioplon werthi
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46 Species of Family Hymedesmiidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Hamigera strongylata Western Central Pacific
Hemimycale columella crater sponge Northeast Atlantic.
Hemimycale rhodus Arctic
Hymedesmia antarctica Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymedesmia brachyrhabda Western Central Pacific.
Hymedesmia campechiana Western Central Atlantic
Hymedesmia coriacea Northeast Atlantic
Hymedesmia dermata Northeast Atlantic, North
Hymedesmia irregularis Northern Atlantic, Northe
Hymedesmia jecusculum Atlantic Ocean
Hymedesmia leptochela Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymedesmia longurius Northeast Pacific and Nor
Hymedesmia mariondufresni Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymedesmia mertoni Western Central Pacific
Hymedesmia noramaloneae Antarctic Atlantic
Hymedesmia nummota Western Central Atlantic
Hymedesmia nummulus Arctic
Hymedesmia occulta Northeast Atlantic and th
Hymedesmia pansa Northeast Atlantic
Hymedesmia parvispicula Indo-West Pacific.
Hymedesmia paupertas Antarctic Indian Ocean
Hymedesmia peachii Arctic
Hymedesmia perlucida Western Central Pacific
Hymedesmia platychela Arctic
Hymedesmia prostrata Western Central Pacific
Hymedesmia spinata Western Central Pacific
Hymedesmia spiniarcuata Western Central Pacific.
Kirkpatrickia coulmani Antarctic Indian Ocean
Kirkpatrickia spiculophila Indo-West Pacific.
Kirkpatrickia variolosa Sub-Antarctica and Antarc
Myxodoryx hanitschi Antarctic Atlantic
Phorbas amaranthus Western Central Atlantic
Phorbas areolatus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Phorbas claviger Arctic
Phorbas dives Northeast Atlantic
Phorbas domini Antarctic Indian Ocean
Phorbas erectus Western Central Pacific.
Phorbas fictitius Northeast Atlantic
Phorbas glaberrimus Antarctica.
Phorbas hoffmani Hoffman's horny sponge Northeast Pacific 300 H
Phorbas longurioides Antarctic Indian Ocean
Phorbas perarmatus Northeast Atlantic
Phorbas plumosus Northeast Atlantic and An
Phorbas roxasi Western Central Pacific
Plocamionida ambigua Arctic
Spanioplon werthi Antarctic Indian Ocean



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