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Noun1.Balanus - type genus of the family BalanidaeBalanus - type genus of the family Balanidae  
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Balanidae, family Balanidae - stalkless barnacles
acorn barnacle, Balanus balanoides, rock barnacle - barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones
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I have met with striking instances of the rule in the case of varieties intermediate between well-marked varieties in the genus Balanus.
We cultured larvae of 9 cirripede species to the cypris stage: Megabalanus rosa Pilsbry, 1916 (n = 6), Austrominius (=Elminius) modestus (Darwin, 1854) (n = 6), Semibalanus balanoides (Linnaeus, 1767) (n = 6), Balanus crenatus Bruguiere, 1789 (n = 11), Perforatus (Balanus) perforatus (Bruguiere, 1789) (n = 5), Hesperibalanus fallax (Broch, 1927) (n = 9), Balanus balanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (n = 1), Balanus spongicola Brown, 1844 (n = 4), and Verruca stroemia (O.
Settlement by the barnacle Balanus amphitrite (Darwin, 1854), which arguably fills a spatial niche similar to oysters (Cognie et al.
These ostreids are disarticulated and not in living position, showing the boring Gastrochaenolites, and remains of Balanus.
3 Cirripedia Austromegabalanus psittacus (Molina, 1788) 1,2 1,6 Verruca laevigata (Sowerby, 1827) 5,9 6,5 Balanus laevis Bruguiere, 1789 4,5 3,8 Maxillopoda Copepoda Harpacticoidea indet.
A widespread and conspicuous species in the north-eastern Baltic Sea that produces such structures is Balanus (Amphibalanus) improvisus (Durr and Wahl, 2004; Kotta et al.
Thus, biochemical biomarkers evaluated in the barnacle Balanus improvisus (Crustacea: Cirripedia) sampled from both polluted and reference sites in the Patos Lagoon Estuary, Southern Brazil showed pollution and seasonal effects [52].
La participacion de balanos (Balanus nubilis y Balanus amphitrite), mejillones (Mytella guyanensis) y poliquetos (Familia Spionidae), en el ciclo de vida de gregarinas (Protozoa: Aplicomplexa) que infectan a Litopenaeus vannamei.
Esto se debe no solo a los factores fisicos antes mencionados, sino tambien por la competencia por espacio entre congeneres como litorinas y neritas, y competencia entre especies como es el caso de Chthamalus y Balanus.
Inhibitory effects of Mediterranean sponge extracts and metabolites on larval settlement of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite.
The barnacles of the Balanus amphitrite complex (Cirripedia, Thoracica).