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Lepas anatifera   Linnaeus, 1758

duck barnacle

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Maxillopoda | Pedunculata | Lepadidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; depth range 0 - 75 m (Ref. 105990).  Tropical; 81°N - 57°S, 179°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal (76°N to 57°S): Indian Ocean, Europe, California to Panama, Japan, Philippines, Australia , North America, northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil and Argentina.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on buoys and floating objects (Refs. 2767, 7484, 85157) and grows on cork lifebelt (Ref. 3534). Also on keel of ships and driftwood. Known as a fouling species (Ref. 81749). Nonselective filter feeder; opportunistically ingests an array of zooplankton and fills its gut with sand when stranded on the beach. Readily ingest large prey up to 5 mm in diameter (Ref. 106994). 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

Fisheries: commercial
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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown