Chelonibia testudinaria

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Chelonibia testudinaria on Caretta caretta, Mediterranean Sea

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Coronuloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Thecostraca
Subclassis: Cirripedia
Superordo: Thoracica
Ordo: Sessilia
Subordo: Balanomorpha
Infraordo: Neobalanoformes
Superfamilia: Coronuloidea

Familia: Chelonibiidae
Subfamilia: Chelonibiinae
Genus: Chelonibia
Species: Chelonibia testudinaria

Name[edit]

  • Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758): 668
    • Geological age: Pliocene to Recent
    • Original genus: Lepas
    • Symbiont: Epibiont commensal on carapace of marine turtles
    • Type locality:
    • Types: UUZM 380a-b
    • Distribution: Cosmopolitan on marine turtles; Pliocene of Italy, associated with whales
    • ZooBank: 4CD14BE4-56E6-44FB-BD44-F5E8382E9849

Synonyms[edit]

Ecomorphs[edit]

  • These taxa are genetically identical to Chelonibia testudinaria, but are morphologically separated by their substrate; click link for full details
  • Chelonibia manati Gruvel, 1903ː 116
    • Epibiont of manatees
  • Chelonibia patula (Ranzani, 1818)ː 86
    • Found on crabs, gastropods, plastics, bones

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