WoRMS taxon details

Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854)

149682  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:149682)

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Species
marine
Darwin, C. (1854). A Monograph on the Sub-Class Cirripedia with Figures of All the Species. The Balanidae, (or Sessile Cirripedia); the Verricidae, etc., etc., etc. <em>The Ray Society, London.</em> i-viii + 1-684, pls. 1-30., available online at https://ia600409.us.archive.org/30/items/monographonsubcl02darw/monographonsubcl02darw.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Distribution This species originates from the tropical eastern Pacific coasts of Central and South America.  
Distribution This species originates from the tropical eastern Pacific coasts of Central and South America. [details]
WoRMS (2018). Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=149682 on 2018-12-09
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original description Darwin, C. (1854). A Monograph on the Sub-Class Cirripedia with Figures of All the Species. The Balanidae, (or Sessile Cirripedia); the Verricidae, etc., etc., etc. <em>The Ray Society, London.</em> i-viii + 1-684, pls. 1-30., available online at https://ia600409.us.archive.org/30/items/monographonsubcl02darw/monographonsubcl02darw.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. <em>BioInvasions Records.</em> 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Schelde) (2010). Bedreiging voor biodiversiteit. Indicatoren voor het Schelde-estuarium. <em>Opgemaakt in opdracht van Afdeling Maritieme Toegang, projectgroep EcoWaMorSe, Vlaams Nederlandse Scheldecommissie. VLIZ Information Sheets, 200. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende.</em> 7 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Kerckhof, F. (2002). Barnacles (Cirripedia, Balanomorpha) in Belgian waters, an overview of the species and recent evolutions, with emphasis on exotic species. <em>Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Biologie.</em> 72 (Suppl.):: 93-104. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Gittings, S. R. 2009. Cirripedia (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 827–836 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Lutaenko, K.A.; Furota, T.; Nakayama; S.; Shin, K.; Xu, J. (2013). Atlas of Marine Invasive Species in the NOWPAP Region. Beijing: NOWPAP DINRAC (Northwest Pacific Action Plan, Data and Information Network Regional Center). 189 pp. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced 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]

Introduced species population trend in Gulf of Mexico (IHO Sea Area) : Perreault (2004) found additional non-recruiting and/or dead populations at this location. [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea: Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in France (Nation) : Shipping [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea: Ships: accidental as attached or free-living fouling organisms [details]

From other sources
Alien 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]

Distribution This species originates from the tropical eastern Pacific coasts of Central and South America. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch grote roze zeepok  [details]
English titan acorn barnacle  [details]
Japanese ココポーマアカフジツボ  [details]