Australian Museum Journal Balanoid barnacles of the genus Hexaminius (Archaeobalanidae: Elminiinae) from mangroves of New South Wales, including a description of a new species

Shortform:
Anderson et al., 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(4): 205–223
Author(s):
Anderson, D. T.; Anderson, J. T.; Egan, E. A.
Year published:
1988
Title:
Balanoid barnacles of the genus Hexaminius (Archaeobalanidae: Elminiinae) from mangroves of New South Wales, including a description of a new species
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Start page:
205
End page:
223
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.155
Language:
English
Date published:
16 December 1988
Cover date:
16 December 1988
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: CIRRIPEDIA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
22 January 2009
Available online:
27 February 2009
Reference number:
155
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (129kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2169kb PDF)

Abstract

Hexaminius foliorum n.sp. is described and separated from H.  popeiana Foster on differences in adult and larval anatomy, supported by differences in cirral activity, copulatory activity and breeding. Structure, function and reproduction in H. foliorum are more specialised than in H.  popeiana. The differences are related adaptively to the occupancy by H.  popeiana of a variety of hard substrata, but not mangrove leaves, and the confinement of H.  foliorum to the ephemeral habitat of immersible mangrove leaves. Hexaminius foliorum may be a specialised descendant of H.  popeiana.