Conchoderma hunteri   (Owen,  1830) (Barnacle)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Capitular length 12 mm, breadth 6 mm; length of peduncle 3-7 mm.

Upper part of capitulum not angulate behind. Tergum almost straight and linear. Carina arched and scutum distinctly forked. Scutum slender, trilobed and lateral lobe narrower; upper lobe narrow and pointed. Tergum almost straight and linear. Carina arched. Peduncle short and merges into the capitulum.

Synonym (s)
Cineras hunteri Owen, 1830
Conchoderma hunteri Darwin, 1851
Conchoderma virgatum var. hunteri Annandale, 1909a
Conchoderma virgatum var. japonica Kruger, 1911
Conchoderma virgatum forma hunteri Broch, 1931
Conchoderma virgatum hunteri Hiro, 1937

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 27/03/2001)
• Maharashtra, Madh Island INDIA
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Record: 08/08/1979)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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 -
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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