Xenobalanus globicipitis   Steenstrup, 1851

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

Maxillopoda | Sessilia | Coronulidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96598)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epibiotic (Ref. 111011). Commonly found attached to dorsal fins, pectoral flippers, and flukes of a variety of cetacean species; more abundant on hosts studied further from the shoreline (>2 km); associated as commensals (Ref. 96597); or may be termed as phoresy. Does feed on its host but filters plankton with its cirri (Ref. 96598). A suspension feeder. Peak seasonal abundance at water temperatures between 14° - 23° C. Undergoes self-fertilization and larvae is released in the water column where they develop and eventually settle unto a host. Life cycle reported at 5 to 6 months (Ref. 96597). 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

Young, P.S. 1998. (Ref. 3549)

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)
Unknown