Balanus kondakovi   Tarasov & Zevina,  1957 (Barnacle)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Sessilia
Family:Balanidae

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Description
Shell: Characters agree with the description of Henry and McLaugWin (1975) except for variation in the structure of the radii. According to the above authors (op. cit.) 'the radii are usually wide and sometimes in conic specimens it is frequently narrow with thin edges'.

Mouth parts - Labrum: As revised by Henry and McLaughlin (1975) the number of teeth in the labrum ranged from 0-7 (4.0).

Cirrus III: According to Henry and McLaughlin (1975), “the presence of furcate setae was only occasional having one or two on the inner faces of the segments of the posterior ramus’’. Pectinate setae occasionally occur along with the bifurcate setae.


Synonym (s)
Balanus amphitrite var. niveus Kruger, 1911
Balanus amphitrite var. stutsburi Kruger, 1914
Balanus amphitrite albicostatus Pilsbry, 1916
Balanus amphitrite krugeri Nilsson-Cantell, 1932c
Balanus amphitrite var. kondakovi Tarasov & Zevina, 1957
Balanus amphitrite var. insignis Karande & Palekar, 1966
Balanus pallidus krugeri Utinomi, 1966
Balanus uliginosis Utinomi, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Coleroon Backwaters (Lat: 11.33) (Long: 79.66) 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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