Balanus asteroides Bohm 1926 (barnacle)

Maxillopoda - Sessilia - Balanidae

Full reference: J. Bohm. 1926. Über Tertiäre versteinerungen von den Bogenfelser diamantfeldern. Beiträge zur geologischen Erforschung der deutschen Schutzgebiete 2:55-87

Belongs to Balanus according to J. Bohm 1926

Sister taxa: Balanus amaryllis, Balanus amphitrite, Balanus bloxhamensis, Balanus calidus, Balanus cantelli, Balanus crenatus, Balanus eburneus, Balanus glandula, Balanus halosydne, Balanus humilis, Balanus imitator, Balanus improvisus, Balanus leonensis, Balanus multiseptatus, Balanus niveus, Balanus nubilus, Balanus ochlockonensis, Balanus polyporus, Balanus reticulatus, Balanus rostratus, Balanus scutorum, Balanus silverdalensis, Balanus subalbidus, Balanus trigonus, Balanus vadaszi, Balanus venustus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Langental, NE of Bogenfels, which is in a Priabonian shallow subtidal siltstone/sandstone in the Langental Beds Formation of Namibia

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Balanus asteroides in the database

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