Taiwan Barnacles

Tetraclita japonica japonica (Pilsbry, 1916)

Common Names

日本笠藤壺 (Chinese)

Languages: English

Description

Material examined

Kinmen, 22 Aug 2006: 125 specimens (BD 15.74-35.94 mm) (CEL-BB-118).

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Diagnostic Description

Parietes and operculum grey, purple, or brown, with 4 plates, plates tubiferous, base membranous. Scutum triangular, occludent margin with strong teeth, adductor muscle scar deep; tergum higher than wide, basi scutal angle protruding, spur sharp. Serrulate setae present on cirri I and II; cirrus III with multicuspidate setae. Labrum cutting edge smooth, with sparse small teeth; mandible with 4 teeth, 2nd and 3rd teeth containing double teeth on edge, lower margin of mandible consisting of 10-12 spines; maxillule notched, 3 large setae on upper region and 10-13 setae on lower region; mandibulatory palps and maxilla clothed with fine serrulate setae.

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Morphology

Coloration.—Parietes purple, grey, or brown.

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Size

BD to 40 mm.

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Remarks

Chan et al. (2001) showed that the distribution of T. japonica in Hong Kong waters was related to high-salinity waters. Settlement and recruitment of T. japonica in Hong Kong occur in summer, with heat and desiccation stress being major factors controlling the mortality of settlers and recruits (Chan & Williams, 2003, 2004; Chan et al., 2006). (also see remarks in T. japonica formosana).

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Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Japan, mainland China, Kinmen and Matsu (Taiwan).

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Habitat

Mid-shore of exposed intertidal rocky shores.

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Taxonomy

  • Tetraclita porosa var. nigrescens Darwin.—Krüger, 1911: 61, fig. 41c. (synonym)
  • Tetraclita squamosa japonica.—Pilsbry, 1916: 252, pl. 58, figs.1-3a.—Hiro, 1932b: 551.—1937b: 469.—1939b: 214.—Krüger, 1940: 472.—Kolosváry, 1943: 96.—Utinomi, 1949: 23.—1958: 304.—1970: 347.— Tarasov & Zevina, 1957: 236, fig. 94.—Zevina & Tarasov, 1963: (synonym)
  • Tetraclita porosa japonica.—Nilsson-Cantell, 1927: 786.—1931: 115.—1932: 27, fig. 11. (synonym)
  • Tetraclita squamosa japonica.—Utinomi, 1949: 23.—1954: 23. (synonym)
  • Tetraclita japonica.—Yamaguchi, 1987: 344.—Ren & Liu, 1979: 340, pl. 1, figs. 12-20.—Chan, 2001: 625, fig. 8.—2003: 525 (larval morphology). (synonym)
  • Tetraclita japonica japonica.—Chan et al., 2007c: 110. (synonym)

References

Chan, B. K. K. (2001).   Studies on Tetraclita squamosa and Tetraclita japonica (Cirripedia: Thoracica) I: adult morphology . Journal of Crustacean Biology. 21, 616-630.
Chan, B. K. K. (2003).   Studies on Tetraclita squamosa and Tetraclita japonica (Cirripedia: Thoracica) II: larval morphology . Journal of Crustacean Biology. 23, 522-547.
Chan, B. K. K., & Williams G. A. (2003).   Effect of physical stress and mollusc grazing on the settlement and recruitment of Tetraclita species on a tropical shore . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 283, 1-23.
Chan, B. K. K., & Williams G. A. (2004).   Population dynamics of the acorn barnacles, Tetraclita squamosa and Tetraclita japonica (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) in Hong Kong . Marine Biology. 146, 149-160.
Chan, B. K. K., Morritt D. M., Pirro M. D., Leung K. M. Y., & Williams G. A. (2006).   Summer mortality: effects on the distribution and abundance of the acorn barnacle Tetraclita japonica on tropical shores . Marine Ecology Progress Series. 328, 195-204.
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