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Non-fish Identification: Find Species

Family: Xenophoridae carrier shells (See list of species below)

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16 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Onustus exutus
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Stellaria gigantean
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Xenophora caribaea
[Caribbean carriersnail]


Xenophora cerea
[rough carrier shell]


Xenophora conchyliophora
[American carriersnail]


Xenophora corrugata
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Xenophora crispa
[curly carrier shell]
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Xenophora exuta
[barren carrier-shell]
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Xenophora granulosa
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Xenophora indica
[Indian carrier-shell]
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Xenophora japonica
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Xenophora longleyi
[shingled carriersnail]
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Xenophora neozelanica
[carrier shell]


Xenophora pallidula
[pallid carrier-shell]
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Xenophora sinensis
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Xenophora solaris
[sunburst carrier shell]
16 Species of Family Xenophoridae
(carrier shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Onustus exutus Western Central Pacific
Stellaria gigantean Western Central Pacific
Xenophora caribaea Caribbean carriersnail Western Atlantic. 11.6 DL
Xenophora cerea rough carrier shell Indo-West Pacific 5 TL
Xenophora conchyliophora American carriersnail Western Atlantic. 7.2 NG
Xenophora corrugata Indo-Pacific.
Xenophora crispa curly carrier shell Mediterranean Sea.
Xenophora exuta barren carrier-shell Western Central Pacific 10 TL
Xenophora granulosa Western Central Pacific
Xenophora indica Indian carrier-shell Western Central Pacific 10 TL
Xenophora japonica Western Central Pacific 5.5 TL
Xenophora longleyi shingled carriersnail Western Atlantic. 15 DL
Xenophora neozelanica carrier shell Southwest Pacific
Xenophora pallidula pallid carrier-shell Western Central Pacific 10 TL
Xenophora sinensis Northwest Pacific
Xenophora solaris sunburst carrier shell Indo-West Pacific 13 SHW



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