Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Depth range based on 5 specimens in 3 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 37 - 64
  Temperature range (°C): 23.436 - 24.203
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.793 - 2.951
  Salinity (PPS): 36.231 - 36.284
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.350 - 4.657
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.118 - 0.283
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.993 - 1.824

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 37 - 64

Temperature range (°C): 23.436 - 24.203

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.793 - 2.951

Salinity (PPS): 36.231 - 36.284

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.350 - 4.657

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.118 - 0.283

Silicate (umol/l): 0.993 - 1.824
 
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Associations

Known predators

Balanus (Mytilus, Balanus) is prey of:
Carcinus
Tautogolabrus
Acanthina
Leptasterias
Cribina
Actinopterygii
Asterias
Carcinides
Cancer
Fundulus
Myoxocephalus

Based on studies in:
USA: Maine, Gulf of Maine (Littoral, Rocky shore)
USA: Massachusetts, Cape Ann (Littoral, Rocky shore)
USA: California, Cabrillo Point (Littoral, Rocky shore)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • D. C. Edwards, D. O. Conover, F. Sutter, Mobile predators and the structure of marine intertidal communities, Ecology 63(4):1175-1180, from p. 1178 (1982).
  • W. G. Hewatt, Ecological studies on selected marine intertidal communities of Monterey Bay, California, Am. Midl. Nat. 18(2):161-206, from p. 196 (1937).
  • R. W. Dexter, The marine communities of a tidal inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: a study in bio-ecology, Ecol. Monogr. 17:263-294, from p. 278 (1947).
  • R. W. Dexter, The marine communities of a tidal inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: a study in bio-ecology, Ecol. Monogr. 17:263-294, from p. 287 (1947).
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Known prey organisms

Balanus (Mytilus, Balanus) preys on:
plankton
detritus
phytoplankton
zooplankton
suspended organic matter

Based on studies in:
USA: Maine, Gulf of Maine (Littoral, Rocky shore)
USA: Massachusetts, Cape Ann (Littoral, Rocky shore)
USA: California, Cabrillo Point (Littoral, Rocky shore)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • D. C. Edwards, D. O. Conover, F. Sutter, Mobile predators and the structure of marine intertidal communities, Ecology 63(4):1175-1180, from p. 1178 (1982).
  • W. G. Hewatt, Ecological studies on selected marine intertidal communities of Monterey Bay, California, Am. Midl. Nat. 18(2):161-206, from p. 196 (1937).
  • R. W. Dexter, The marine communities of a tidal inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: a study in bio-ecology, Ecol. Monogr. 17:263-294, from p. 278 (1947).
  • R. W. Dexter, The marine communities of a tidal inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: a study in bio-ecology, Ecol. Monogr. 17:263-294, from p. 287 (1947).
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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Classification

According to RAMS, the genus Balanus belongs to the Bathylasmatidae family instead of the Balanidae family.
  • Clarke, A.; Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine benthic diversity. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 41: 47-114
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:2,555Public Records:2,340
Specimens with Sequences:2,514Public Species:2
Specimens with Barcodes:244Public BINs:3
Species:13         
Species With Barcodes:10         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Balanus

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Wikipedia

Balanus

Balanus is a genus of barnacles in the family Balanidae of the subphylum Crustacea, containing the following species:[1]

The species Balanus balanoides (common barnacle, common rock barnacle, northern rock barnacle) has been reclassified as Semibalanus balanoides in the family Archaeobalanidae, due to its membranous base.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benny K. K. Chan (2011). "Balanus Costa, 1778". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
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