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      Diversity of intertidal, epibiotic, and fouling barnacles (Cirripedia, Thoracica) from Gujarat, northwest India

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          The present work studied the diversity of intertidal, epibiotic, and fouling barnacles in the state of Gujarat, northwest India. In total, eleven species belonging to eight genera and five families were recorded in the present study. The Arabian intertidal species Tetraclita ehsani Shahdadi, Chan & Sari, 2011 and Chthamalus barnesi Achituv & Safriel, 1980 are common in the high- and mid-intertidal rocky shores of Gujarat suggesting that the Gujarat barnacle assemblages are similar to the assemblages in the Gulf of Oman Ecoregion. The biogeographical boundary between the Gulf of Oman and Western Indian ecoregions for barnacles should probably extend southward towards the waters adjacent to Mumbai, where Indo-Pacific species of intertidal barnacles dominate. This study provides the first reports of the common widely distributed balanomorph barnacles Striatobalanus tenuis (Hoek, 1883), Tetraclitella karandei Ross, 1971, Amphibalanus reticulatus (Utinomi, 1967), and lepadid barnacle Lepas anatifera Linnaeus, 1758 in Gujarat, as well as of the chthamalid barnacle Chthamalus barnesi in India.

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                Zookeys
                Zookeys
                2
                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:45048D35-BB1D-5CE8-9668-537E44BD4C7E
                urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:91BD42D4-90F1-4B45-9350-EEF175B1727A
                ZooKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1313-2989
                1313-2970
                2021
                25 March 2021
                : 1026
                : 143-178
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Department of Life Sciences, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan-384265, Gujarat, India Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University Gujarat India
                [2 ] Marine Biodiversity and Ecology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390002, Gujarat, India The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Gujarat India
                [3 ] Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica Taipei Taiwan
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Benny K.K. Chan ( chankk@ 123456gate.sinica.edu.tw )

                Academic editor: A.Collareta

                Article
                60733
                10.3897/zookeys.1026.60733
                8018942
                Jigneshkumar N. Trivedi, Mahima Doshi, Krupal J. Patel, Benny K. K. Chan

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Research Article
                Cirripedia
                Biodiversity & Conservation
                Asia

                Animal science & Zoology

                arabian sea, biogeography, ecoregions, new records, provinces

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