Taiwan Barnacles

Pseudoctomeris sulcata (Nilsson-Cantell, 1932)

Common Names

擬肋藤壺 (Chinese)

Languages: English

Description

Material examined

Hepingdao, Keelung City, 30 Jul 2008: 16 specimens (BD 18.42-24.92 mm) (CEL- BB-12).

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Diagnostic Description

Shell with 8 plates, base membranous; orifice triangular. Scutum and tergum fused. Maxilla triangular; maxillule not notched; mandible with 3 teeth; mandibulatory palp elongated, with setae on inferior margin; labrum concave with blunt teeth.

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Morphology

Coloration.—Shell white but shell surface often covered by algae that can mask the color of the shell.

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Size

BD to 30 mm.

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Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Japan, Taiwan.

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Habitat

On low shores of exposed intertidal rocky shores.

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Taxonomy

  • Octomeris sulcata Nilsson-Cantell, 1932: 8, figs. 3-4.—Utinomi, 1949: 21.—1970: 345, fig. 3.—Newman & Ross, 1976: 40. (synonym)
  • Pseudoctomeris sulcata.—Poltarukha, 1996: 988. (synonym)

References

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.
Nilsson-Cantell, C. A. (1932).   Cirripedien aus Japan, gesammelt von Dr. Smith, Dr. Hilgendorf, in dem Berliner Museum aufbewahrt . Arkiv för Zoologi, Stockholm. 24(4), 1-30.
Poltarukha, O. P. (1996).   Composition, phylogeny and position in system of the subfamily Notochthamalinae (Crustacea, Chthamalidae) . Zoologichesky Zhurnal. 75, 985-994.
Utinomi, H. (1949).   Studies on the cirripedian fauna of Japan. VI. Cirripeds from Kyushu and Ryukyus Island . Publications of the Seto Marine Biology Laboratory. 1(2), 19-37.
Utinomi, H. (1970).   Studies on the cirripedian fauna of Japan. 9. Distributional survey of the thoracic cirripeds in the southeastern part of Japan Sea . Publications of the Seto Marine Biology Laboratory. 17(5), 339-372.