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Atlas of the barnacles on marine vertebrates in Japanese waters including taxonomic review of superfamily Coronuloidea (Cirripedia: Thoracica)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 September 2011

Ryota Hayashi*
International Coastal Research Center, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, chiba, 277-8564, Japan Marine Biology and Ecology Research Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237-0061, Japan
Correspondence should be addressed to: R. Hayashi, International Coastal Research Center, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8564, Japan email:


Barnacles of the superfamily Coronuloidea are epibiotic on marine vertebrates. In the present study, 13 species in 9 genera of coronulid barnacles were collected in Japan and a distributional map of epibiotic barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Coronuloidea) in Japanese waters is presented. The hosts including sea turtles, whales and dolphins and 4 species of these barnacles are listed as new records for Japan.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2011

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