Balanus improvisus   Darwin, 1854

white barnacle

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Maxillopoda | Sessilia | Balanidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 7437).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is infaunal and epifaunal on eelgrass beds (Ref. 95819). A sessile suspension feeder (Ref. 95752). Known as a fouling species (Ref. 81749). Members of the superorder Thoracica are mostly hermaphroditic. Broadcast spawners, fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic nauplii and leave the mantle cavity. Afterwards, they undergo six naupliar instars succeded by nonfeeding cypris larva (settling stage) which later metamorphose into adults (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the superorder Thoracica are mostly hermaphroditic. Broadcast spawners, fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic nauplii and leave the mantle cavity. Afterwards, they undergo six naupliar instars succeded by nonfeeding cypris larva (settling stage) which later metamorphose into adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gollasch, S., D. Minchin, H. Rosenthal and M. Voigt. 1999. (Ref. 7437)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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