WoRMS taxon details

Amphibalanus improvisus (Darwin, 1854)

421139  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:421139)

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Species
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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. The Ray Society, London. i-viii + 1-684, pls. 1-30., available online at https://ia600409.us.archive.org/30/items/monographonsubcl02darw/monographonsubcl02darw.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 
WoRMS (2018). Amphibalanus improvisus (Darwin, 1854). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=421139 on 2018-02-24
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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. The Ray Society, London. i-viii + 1-684, pls. 1-30., available online at https://ia600409.us.archive.org/30/items/monographonsubcl02darw/monographonsubcl02darw.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record 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 Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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 

additional source  (ofBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854) Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

basis of record  (ofBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854) Southward, A.J. (2001). Cirripedia - non-parasitic Thoracica, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 280-283 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854) Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854) Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source  (ofBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854) 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]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source  (ofBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854) Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofBalanus improvisus Darwin, 1854) Zenetos, A., M.E. Çinar, M.A. Pancucci-Papadopoulou, J.G. Harmelin, G. Furnari, F. Andaloro, N. Bellou, N. Streftaris & H. Zibrowius. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. Mediterranean Marine Science 6(2):63-118. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

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. BioInvasions Records. 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species abundance in Sea of Japan (IHO Sea Area) : This barnacle is now abundant in the region, especially in brackish waters.  [details]

Introduced species impact in Sea of Japan (IHO Sea Area) : Water abstraction or nuisance fouling [details]

Introduced species impact in Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Introduced species impact in Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) : Water abstraction or nuisance fouling [details]

Introduced species impact in Gulf of Bothnia (IHO Sea Area) : Alters trophic interactions [details]

Introduced species impact in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Alters trophic interactions [details]

Introduced species impact in Gulf of Finland (IHO Sea Area) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Introduced species impact in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Introduced species impact in Gulf of Finland (IHO Sea Area) : Adverse habitat modification [details]

Introduced species impact in Gulf of Riga (IHO Sea Area) : Adverse habitat modification [details]

Introduced 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]

Introduced 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]

Introduced 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]

Introduced species remark in Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) : 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]

Introduced 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]

Introduced 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]

Introduced 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]

Introduced species remark in Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) : 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]

Introduced 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).
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Introduced 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]

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 Belgian part of the North Sea: Aquaculture: accidental [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Alien 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]
 

LanguageName 
Danish brakvandsrur [from synonym]  [details]
Dutch brakwaterpok [from synonym]  [details]
English bay barnacle [from synonym]acorn barnacle [from synonym]  [details]
French petite balane ivoire [from synonym]balane bernache [from synonym]  [details]
German Brackwasser-Seepocke [from synonym]  [details]
Japanese ヨーロッパフジツボ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål brakkvannsrur [from synonym]  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk brakkvassrur [from synonym]  [details]
Balanus improvisus Darwin, 1854
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Balanus improvisus Darwin, 1854
 Balanus improvisus ...
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