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Balanus spongicola   Brown, 1827


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Balanus spongicola   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Maxillopoda | Sessilia | Balanidae
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Main reference
Wirtz, P., R. Araújo and A.J. Southward. 2006. (Ref. 2767)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.5 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 3719)

Environment
Sessile; depth range 25 - 30 m (Ref. 2767)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indian Ocean and the Atlantic: Madeira and Brazil.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on dead branches of A. wollastoni (Ref. 2767). Members of the superorder Thoracica are mostly hermaphroditic. Broadcast spawners, fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic nauplii and leave the mantle cavity. Afterwards, they undergo six naupliar instars succeded by nonfeeding cypris larva (settling stage) which later metamorphose into adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown