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Distribution of Balanus amphitrite Darwin var. denticulata Broch
Bishop, M.W.H. (1950). Distribution of Balanus amphitrite Darwin var. denticulata Broch. Nature (Lond.) 165(4193): 409-410
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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Keywords
    Introduced species; Balanus amphitrite Darwin, 1854 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Bishop, M.W.H.

Abstract
    During the faunistic survey of the Suez Canal carried out by the Cambridge Expedition in 1924, Broch found a new variety of barnacle, commonly distributed throughout the entire Canal, which he described under the name of Balanus amphitrite var. denticulata. Since Broch's original description there have been no further published records of this cirripede; but recent unpublished work on ship fouling shows that this barnacle, far from being a restricted local variety, is one of the commonest and most persistent of fouling organisms, tolerant of a wide range of temperature and salinity, and is probably the most widely distributed of all barnacles.

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