Pedunculate Barnacles of the Symbiotic Genus Octolasmis (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Poecilasmatidae) from the Northern Gulf of Thailand

Authors

  • WILLIAM B. JEFFRIES Department of Biology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013, USA
  • HAROLD K. VORIS Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
  • PHAIBUL NAIYANETR Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, THAILAND
  • SOMSAK PANHA Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, THAILAND

Keywords:

Octolasmis, Crustacea, Barnacle, Symbiosis, Gulf of Thailand

Abstract

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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Published

2005-05-01

How to Cite

JEFFRIES, W. B., VORIS, H. K., NAIYANETR, P., & PANHA, S. (2005). Pedunculate Barnacles of the Symbiotic Genus Octolasmis (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Poecilasmatidae) from the Northern Gulf of Thailand. Tropical Natural History, 5(1), 9–13. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnh/article/view/102887