Xenobalanus globicipitis   Steenstrup,  1851 (Barnacle)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Color: The body surface is smooth and formed of a thin, transparent membrane, but from the color of the underlying corium, the whole animal appears chocolate red, the reflexed hood being of a slightly lighter color.

The body is narrower near the shell and acquires its full diameter near the reflexed hood at the upper end. A pair of rounded, hollow, but not perforated horns are presenent in the hood. Below the horns could be seen the cirri, the anterior three pairs of which being shorter than the posterior three pairs.

Synonym (s)
Xenobalanus globicipitis Steenstrup, 1851
Xenobalanus globicipitis Darwin, 1854
Xenobalanus globicipitis Weltner, 1897
Xenobalanus globicipitis Gruvel, 1903
Xenobalanus globicipitis Pilsbry, 1916
Xenobalanus globicipitis Nilsson-Cantell, 1921
Xenobalanus globicipitis Stubbings, 1965

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Karnataka, Off Karwar 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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