First record of Conchoderma auritum (Cirripedia: Lepadidae) on Ziphius cavirostris (Cetacea: Ziphiidae) in Greece

Ilias Foskolos*, Myrto Tourgeli Provata, Alexandros Frantzis

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Abstract

The carcass of an adult, male, Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris, Ziphiidae) was found floating close to the coasts of Corfu Island, Greece, in July 2016. Many tens of copepods of the genus Pennella had infested the whale. Barnacles identified as Conchoderma auritum (Cirripedia, Lepadidae) and green algae were attached to the base of both teeth. We took standard measurements of the barnacles and found a mean capitulum length of 12.88 mm (sd = 6.26 mm, n = 13). Although this barnacle has been reported on several marine mammals and has a cosmopolitan distribution, this is the first report of the species in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAnnales. Series Historia Naturalis
Vol/bind27
Nummer1
Sider (fra-til)29-32
Antal sider4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa

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