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Growth and maturity of the barnacles Lepas hillii and Lepas anatifera
Evans, F. (1958). Growth and maturity of the barnacles Lepas hillii and Lepas anatifera. Nature (Lond.) 182: 1245-1246.
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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    Lepas anatifera Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Lepas hilli Leach, 1818 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Evans, F.

    Information on the rate of growth of all species of Lepas is scanty. Stanley Kemp, in a letter to J. F. Anton1, quotes three sources, the first of which, referring to an unspecified Lepas, gives an increase in capitulum length of about 1 mm. a day; the second and third, referring to L. anserifera, give increases of 8 mm. in 8 days, 21 mm. in 40 days and 25 mm. in 107 days. In all cases these are minimum rates since they refer to ships and to a buoy known to be free of barnacles at one date and supporting barnacles of quoted size at another, the moment of settling being unknown.

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