Taiwan Barnacles

Nesochthamalus intertextus (Darwin, 1854)

Common Names

中型癒合小藤壺 (Chinese)

Languages: English

Description

Material examined

Kending, Pingtung County (Hiro, 1939d).

Author(s): Chan, KK; Prabowo, Romanus; Lee, Kwen-Shen Creative Commons: by-nc

Diagnostic Description

Scutum and tergum merged, shell depressed, surface pale-violet to grey. Interior of shell violet.

Author(s): Chan, KK; Prabowo, Romanus; Lee, Kwen-Shen Creative Commons: by-nc

Morphology

Coloration.—Dull-grey to pale-violet.

Author(s): Chan, KK; Prabowo, Romanus; Lee, Kwen-Shen Creative Commons: by-nc

Size

BD to 20 mm (based on samples from Okinawa).

Author(s): Chan, KK; Prabowo, Romanus; Lee, Kwen-Shen Creative Commons: by-nc

Remarks

We have so far not yet collected this species from Taiwanese waters. The previous record from
Taiwan was in Hiro (1939d). This species was recorded in high abundance in Okinawan waters (Chan et al.,
2008c).

Author(s): Chan, KK; Prabowo, Romanus; Lee, Kwen-Shen Creative Commons: by-nc

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

The Philippines, Hawaii, Okinawa (Japan), Taiwan.

Author(s): Chan, KK; Prabowo, Romanus; Lee, Kwen-Shen Creative Commons: by-nc

Taxonomy

  • Chthamalus intertextus Darwin, 1854: 467, pl. 19, figs. 1a, b.—Gruvel, 1905: 206, fig. 229.—Hiro, 1939d: 251, fig. 2. (synonym)
  • Euraphia intertextus.—Newman & Ross, 1976: 41. (synonym)
  • Nesochthamalus intertextus.—Foster & Newman, 1987: 326. (synonym)

References

Chan, B. K. K., Hsu C. - H., & Southward A. J. (2008).   Morphological variation and biogeography of an insular intertidal barnacle Hexechamaesipho pilsbryi (Crustacea: Cirripedia) in the western Pacific . Bulletin of Marine Science. 83, 315- 328.
Darwin, C. (1854).  A monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia with figures of all species. The Balanidae, Verrucidae, etc. 684 pp..
Foster, B. A., & Newman W. A. (1987).   Chthamalid barnacles of Easter Island; peripheral pacific isolation of Notochthamalinae new subfamily and Hembeli-group of Euraphinae (Cirripedia: Chthamaliodea) . Bulletin of Marine Science. 41, 322-336.
Gruvel, A. (1905).  Monographie des Cirrhipèdes ou thecostracés. 472 pp.
Hiro, F. (1939).   Studies on the cirripedian fauna of Japan IV. Cirripeds of Formosa (Taiwan), with some geographical and ecological remarks on the littoral forms . Memoirs of the College of Science, Kyoto Imperial University, Series B.. 15, 245–284.
Newman, W. A., & Ross A. (1976).  A revision of the balanomorph barnacles: including a catalog of the species. Memoirs of the San Diego Society of Natural History. 9, 1-108.