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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphibalanus improvisus (Darwin, 1854) 
AphiaID: 421139

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 editorAmphibalaninae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphibalanus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphibalanus Pitombo, 2004
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalanus ovularis
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 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrakvandsrur [from synonym]  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrakwaterpok [from synonym]  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbay barnacle [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoracorn barnacle [from synonym]  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpetite balane ivoire [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalane bernache [from synonym]  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBrackwasser-Seepocke [from synonym]  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrakkvannsrur [from synonym]  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrakkvassrur [from synonym]  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Baltic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Black Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Coastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCoastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
East China Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEast China Sea (introduced: alien[details]
France
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFrance (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Bothnia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of Bothnia (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of California
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of California (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Finland
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of Finland (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Guinea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of Guinea (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Gulf of Riga
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of Riga (introduced: alien[details]
Japan
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorJapan (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Western Basin (introduced: alien[details]
North Pacific Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Pacific (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Sea of Japan
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorJapanese Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Sweden
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSweden (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Baelt Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelt Sea (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEstonian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Baltic Sea [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
Black Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUkrainian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Estonia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMuuga harbour (Port of Tallinn, Gulf of Finland) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Gulf of Finland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Gulf of Finland [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Riga
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorParnu Bay [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElbe [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Europe (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEurope [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (8 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (19 nucleotides; 8 proteins) 
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Sea of Japan (IHO Sea Area) : This barnacle is now abundant in the region, especially in brackish waters.  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Gulf of Finland (IHO Sea Area) : Adverse habitat modification [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Gulf of Riga (IHO Sea Area) : Adverse habitat modification [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Alters trophic interactions [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Gulf of Finland (IHO Sea Area) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Gulf of Bothnia (IHO Sea Area) : Alters trophic interactions [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Sea of Japan (IHO Sea Area) : Water abstraction or nuisance fouling [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Sweden (Nation) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Sweden (Nation) : Water abstraction or nuisance fouling [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Gulf of Finland (IHO Sea Area) : In the Gulf of Finland, A. improvisus was classified as having some habitat impacts (Zaiko et al. 2011). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Sweden (Nation) : In Skagerrak, Sweden, it was the dominant organism fouling the hulls of recreational boats, probably because it was more tolerant of hydrodynamic stress than the native Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis, which dominated static fouling plates (Berntsson and Jonsson 2003). In Sweden, estimated costs of hull fouling by A. improvisus are 23-56 million dollars per year (Gren et al. 2009). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Sea of Japan (IHO Sea Area) : In the Caspian Sea and in Russian harbors on the Sea of Japan, A. improvisus was an important component of fouling on harbor structures (Kashin et al. 2000; Zaitsev and Ozturk 2001; Zvyagintsev 2003).  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : In the Baltic Sea, where it is the only barnacle species present, filter-feeding by A. improvisus is thought to affect food webs by diverting planktonic production to the benthic biomass (Olenin and Leppakoski 2000).  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Gulf of Bothnia (IHO Sea Area) : In the Gulf of Bothnia, A. improvisus was classified as having some habitat impacts, by fouling eelgrass and algae (Bostrom and Bonsdorff 1997 and Raberg and Kautsky 2007, cited by Zaiko et al. 2011). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Gulf of Riga (IHO Sea Area) : In the Gulf of Riga, A. improvisus was classified as having some habitat impacts (Zaiko et al. 2011).
 [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Gulf of Finland (IHO Sea Area) : In the Gulf of Finland, A. improvisus was classified as having moderate ecosystem impacts (Zaiko et al. 2011). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Sweden (Nation) : Amphibalanus improvisus is a frequent fouler of power plants in its native and introduced range (Nauman and Cory 1969; Vuorinen et al. 1986; Zvyagintsev et al. 2003). In Sweden, estimated costs of power plant fouling by A. improvisus were 1.5-5.5 million dollars per year (Gren et al. 2009). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : In the Baltic Sea, A. improvisus is reported to affect the recreational quality of shorelines by fouling rocks and littering beaches with its sharp shells. On the other hand, its large filter-feeding biomass increases the clarity of the water (Olenin and Leppakoski 2000). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Gulf of California (IHO Sea Area) : Ships: general
Early shipping could also explain a 1889 collection from the Gulf of California, Mexico (Henry and McLaughlin 1975).  [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The origin of the Bay barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus is unclear, and therefore referred to by many scientists as cryptogenic. It is a typical fouling species that distributes itself by clinging to ship hulls.In Belgium, living Bay Barnacles were first reported in 1895. There were even specimens found in archaeological materials dating back to the 17th century. This barnacle can compete with local species for food and space, but it can also influence the occurrence of algae, as seen in the Baltic Sea. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:421139
Taxonomic
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2009-10-06 12:38:14Z  created  db_admin
2010-10-22 10:44:16Z  changed  Chan, Benny K.K.
  
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  Citation: Chan, Benny K.K. (2014). Amphibalanus improvisus (Darwin, 1854). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=421139 on 2014-07-25
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