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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854) 
AphiaID: 149682

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegabalanus coccopoma (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegabalanus Hoek, 1913
Sources  original description Darwin, C.R. 1854. A monograph on the sub-Class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species. The Balanidae (or sessile cirripedes); the Verrucidae, etc., etc., etc. 1-684, plates 1-30. The Ray Society, London. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrote roze zeepok  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortitan acorn barnacle  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Australia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAustralia (introduced: alien[details]
Belgium
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian part of the North Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Brazil
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBrazil (introduced: alien[details]
France
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFrance (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Mexico
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of Mexico (introduced: alien[details]
Japan
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorJapan (introduced: alien[details]
Mexico
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMexico (introduced: alien[details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGambian part of the North Atlantic Ocean (introduced: alien[details]
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDutch part of the North Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[details]
United States
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited States (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]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (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 Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (57 nucleotides; 55 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 population trend in Gulf of Mexico (IHO Sea Area) : Perreault (2004) found additional non-recruiting and/or dead populations at this location. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in North Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Francis Kerckhof considers this species to be established in the southern North Sea (Kerckhof 2006, personal communication).  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in France (Nation) : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The titan acorn barnacle or Megabalanus coccopoma originally only occurred along the west coasts of Central- and South-America. This barnacle was observed for the first time in Europe in 1851, on the hull of a ship moored at Le Havre, France. In Belgium, the titan acorn barnacle was first observed on buoys on the coast in 1997. It is an opportunistic species and is part of the fouling community on ships hulls and other hard substrates. It also competes with indigenous barnacles.  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution This species originates from the tropical eastern Pacific coasts of Central and South America. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:149682
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-03-30 08:09:10Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2010-04-01 06:48:06Z  checked  Chan, Benny K.K.
  
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  Citation: Chan, Benny K.K. (2014). Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=149682 on 2014-12-29
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