Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Research Article

A checklist of turtle and whale barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Coronuloidea)

Ryota Hayashi 

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

Marine Biology and Ecology Research Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine–Earth Science and Technology

Abstract

A checklist of published records of coronuloid barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Coronuloidea) attached to marine vertebrates is presented, with 44 species (including 15 fossil species) belonging to 14 genera (including 3 fossil genera) and 3 families recorded. Also included is information on their geographical distribution and the hosts with which they occur.

(Received May 10 2012)

(Accepted May 16 2012)

(Online publication August 10 2012)

Keywords

  • checklist;
  • turtle barnacles;
  • whale barnacles;
  • Chelonibiidae;
  • Emersoniidae;
  • Coronulidae;
  • Platylepadidae;
  • host and distribution

Correspondence:

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-shi, Chiba 277–8564 Japan email: bubobubo32@gmail.com