Pedunculate Barnacles of the Symbiotic Genus Octolasmis (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Poecilasmatidae) from the Northern Gulf of Thailand
Keywords:Octolasmis, Crustacea, Barnacle, Symbiosis, Gulf of Thailand
Edible crabs and lobsters (Crustacea), obtained from fishermen and in village markets of a few northern provinces adjoining the Gulf of Thailand, revealed upon examination and dissection the presence of six barnacle species of the genus Octolalsmis. Four of these symbiotic barnacle species occupied protective niches, cemented to structures within the gill chambers of the host. Whereas two more exposed species, cemented to the exoskeleton and external mouthparts of the hosts, were protected by robust calcareous plates.
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