An Addition to the Fauna of Coral-Inhabiting Barnacles (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) of Vietnam

An Addition to the Fauna of Coral-Inhabiting Barnacles (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) of Vietnam Only two species of coral-inhabiting barnacles have been recorded in Vietnam to date. Among the samples taken by the author from Nha Trang Bay (southern Vietnam), two species, namely, Galkinia indica (Annandale, 1924) and Megabalanus ajax (Darwin, 1854), were new records for Vietnam. This paper includes a description of these species. The author anticipates that other coral-inhabiting barnacles, which have been previously found in the waters off Japan, China, Malay Archipelago, and in the North Indian Ocean, will be recorded in coastal waters off Vietnam. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

An Addition to the Fauna of Coral-Inhabiting Barnacles (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) of Vietnam

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1023/B:RUMB.0000039158.70951.0e
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Abstract

Only two species of coral-inhabiting barnacles have been recorded in Vietnam to date. Among the samples taken by the author from Nha Trang Bay (southern Vietnam), two species, namely, Galkinia indica (Annandale, 1924) and Megabalanus ajax (Darwin, 1854), were new records for Vietnam. This paper includes a description of these species. The author anticipates that other coral-inhabiting barnacles, which have been previously found in the waters off Japan, China, Malay Archipelago, and in the North Indian Ocean, will be recorded in coastal waters off Vietnam.

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Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 7, 2004

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