Tetraclita squamosa rufotincta   Pilsbry,  1916 (Barnacle)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Diameter 30-44 mm

Color: Pink; scutum livid brown and whitish within.

The surface is eroded, showing fine short ridges or raised lozenges; sutures often scarcely or not visible; sheath colored like outside. Wall very thick, with many rows of small pores.
Adductor ridge well developed, but low and in the upper part it is low, close to and united with the articular ridge by a callous partly filling the groove. In the lower half of the inflected occludent margin there are 6-10 or more short, oblique teeth.
Tergum with the basocarinal angle very prominent, the basal margin nearly transverse to the adjacent margin of the spur. Scutal margin only narrowly inflected.
This race is readily recognised by the pale color of the exterior sheath, the small pores, the shape of the tergum and the numerous “teeth” of the occludent border of the scutum.

Synonym (s)
Tetraclita squamosa rufotincta Pilsbry, 1916
Tetraclita squamosa rufotincta Utinomi, 1969
Tetraclita porosa rufotincta Nilsson-Cantell, 1921
Tetraclita porosa var. 4, rubescens Darwin- Weltner, 1897

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Kathiawar Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval 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
  • Daniel, A (1972) Marine intertidal barnacles in the Indian Ocean Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy-Part B 38 (3-4) 179-182 Available at - http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b7c_179.pdf

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