A new chthamalus (Crustacea: Cirripedia) from intertidal rocks of the red sea

Y. Achituv, U. N. Safriel

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Chthamalus barnesi n. sp. is described. The morphological characteristics of this species are compared to those of other Pacific chthamalids, especially C. challengeri Hoek, 1883. The distribution of C. barnesi along the Sinai peninsula shores, the habitat and ecological requirements are discussed. It is concluded that C. barnesi can withstand sedimentation and turbidity, which probably limits its distribution in the Gulf of Elat (= Gulf of ‘Aqaba); in the Gulf of Suez, where the sedimentation rate is higher, it is common. The possibility of interspecific competition between C. barnesi and Tetrachthamalus oblitteratus Newman, 1967 is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-109
Number of pages11
JournalIsrael Journal of Zoology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Animal Science and Zoology


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