Maxillopoda | Sessilia | Balanidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
. 0. (Ref. 3719)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 3719)
Climate / Range
Arctic, Eastern Pacific, Northern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Canadian Arctic Archipelago and British Isles.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Found in muddy substrates associated with organic pollutants (Ref. 96352). This is an attached (Ref. 3123), epibenthic species (Ref. 95730). A microvore that feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352). Members of the superorder Thoracica are mostly hermaphroditic. Broadcast spawners, fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic nauplii and leave the mantle cavity. Afterwards, they undergo six naupliar instars succeded by nonfeeding cypris larva (settling stage) which later metamorphose into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)