Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Research Article

Atlas of the barnacles on marine vertebrates in Japanese waters including taxonomic review of superfamily Coronuloidea (Cirripedia: Thoracica)

Ryota Hayashia1a2 c1

a1 International Coastal Research Center, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, chiba, 277-8564, Japan

a2 Marine Biology and Ecology Research Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237-0061, Japan

Abstract

Barnacles of the superfamily Coronuloidea are epibiotic on marine vertebrates. In the present study, 13 species in 9 genera of coronulid barnacles were collected in Japan and a distributional map of epibiotic barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Coronuloidea) in Japanese waters is presented. The hosts including sea turtles, whales and dolphins and 4 species of these barnacles are listed as new records for Japan.

(Received September 17 2010)

(Accepted April 22 2011)

(Online publication September 12 2011)

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: R. Hayashi, International Coastal Research Center, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8564, Japan email: bubobubo32@gmail.com