Ibla cumingi   Darwin,  1851 (Barnacle)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Female- Length of peduncle 10 mm, breadth of peduncle: 6 mm; length of scutum 3 mm; breadth of scutum at apex 1 mm; breadth of the scutum at the base 2.5 mm; length of tergum 4 mm, breadth of tergum 1.5 mm.
Male- Body length 1 mm; breadth 0.3 mm.

Color: The valves along the lateral margin and the inner surface are colored light blue and the peduncle is dark brown; male whitish in color.

The number of segments in the anterior and the posterior rami of the cirri is as follows:
I cirrus-13, 17; II cirrus-23, 25; III cirrus-22, 24; IV cirrus- 23, 25; V cirrus- 23, 24; VI cirrus-24, 25.
The second to the sixth pairs of cirri are alike in shape and structure. Each segment has three pairs of spines on the interior margin and a pair of slender bristles at the distal tip. The caudal appendages is 16 jointed and reaches above the tip of the pedicle of the 6th cirrus. The mandible has teeth with the lower margin of the large upper teeth non-pectinated and with the upper margin of the large upper margins of the second and third teeth pectinated. The upper margin of the second tooth is provided with nine small spines and that of the third with 3 small spines. Inner maxilla with the free edge, having two depressions.
The male is minute, body vermiform. There are two pairs of cirri of which the first pair is four jointed and the shorter three jointed. Inner maxilla with five small spines and a single large spine as the apex.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Viper Island INDIA
• Maharashtra, Madh Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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
  • Dafni.com Available at - http://www.dafni.com/index_eng.html
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • 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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