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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegabalanus tintinnabulum (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 106225

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaxillopoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThecostraca (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirripedia (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThoracica (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSessilia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalanomorpha (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalanoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalanidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegabalaninae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegabalanus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegabalanus Hoek, 1913
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalanus tintinnabulum (Synonym)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzeetulp  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegabalanus tintinnabulum tintinnabulum Linnaeus, 1758
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Netherlands
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNetherlands (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful[details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (introduced: alien[details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Europe (introduced: alien[details]
Feedingtype  suspension feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (5 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (7 nucleotides; 3 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Barnacle Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Netherlands (Nation) : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The barnacle Megabalanus tintinnabulum was naturally only found in tropical waters. Its exact place of origin is unknown, although some suggest the western coast of Africa and the Indo-Pacific region. The species was already observed in the Netherlands in 1764, on ship’s hulls. Populations of this species were discovered on buoys along the Belgian coast in 1998. The barnacle is part of the fouling community of ship’s hulls and other hard substrates. As a result of its big size, this barnacle competes with indigenous barnacles.  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This is a cosmopolitan species in warm seas. According to Newman & Ross (1978), its distribution is mainly natural. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:106225
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Southward, Alan
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Megabalanus tintinnabulum (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=106225 on 2014-08-28
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