Alepas navigator   Pilsbry,  (Barnacle)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Pedunculata
Family:Heteralepadidae

Image copyrights: Ocean Science and Technology Cell, CUSAT, Kochi

Description
Size: Length of capitulum 36 mm, max width 23 mm; length of the peduncle 16 mm, width at the broadest region 8 mm; Peduncle shorter than capitulum, 16 mm and tapers slightly towards the base.

The capitulum with very thin walls; slightly transparent. Carinal margin evenly arched; occludent margin straight and slightly protruding along the orifice. On either side near the orifice a pair of distinct but imperfectly calcified scuta. Each scutum consists of a narrow band along the occludent border with two divergent lobes-ones bending towards the base of the orifice, the other comparatively broader, away from it. The orifice is large, occupying a little more than half the length of the capitulum and continued as a superficial slit in the outer valve nearby. Folds of lips delimit the orifice on either side, outer integument surrounding the capitulum smooth and without tubercles, hairs or tactile organs.


Synonym (s)
Alepas navigator Pilsbry 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA (Record: 1972)

Literature Source(s)
  • Fernando, SA (2006) Monograph on Indian Barnacles Ocean science and technology Cell, Kochi 9-199 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2012-05-22

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