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Megabalanus coccopoma

Basic information
Scientific name Megabalanus coccopoma (No picture)
Common names Titan Acorn barnacle
Higher taxon Balanidae, Sessilia, Maxillopoda, Arthropoda
Natural range Central America, South America.
Habitat Fouling on rock reaf, harbor, fishery net, ship, buoy, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Rock reaf, fishery net, or buoy along coast of Kanagawa, Chiba, Shizuoka, and Wakayama Pref., and fouling on ship calling at ports of Hyogo and Okayama Pref. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental introduction (fouling on ship).
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Europe, Oceania, South America, East Pacific island/ocean.
Reference Notes
  • Costello et al. (March 2007). About the Ocean Biogeographic Information System. (retrieved on 26 Aug 2009)
  • Yamaguchi et al. (2009) The introduction to Japan of the Titan barnacle, Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854) (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) and the role of shipping in its translocation. Biofouling. 25(4):325-333