Chthamalus montagui

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Chthamalus montagui


Taxonavigation: Chthamaloidea 

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

Familia: Chthamalidae
Subfamilia: Chthamalinae
Genus: Chthamalus
Species: Chthamalus montagui


Chthamalus montagui Southward, 1976: 1012

  • Type locality: South Devon, England
  • Types: Cotypes BMNH 1976.709-718 (Museum Montagu #164, Salcombe)
  • Distribution: Upper littoral, Great Britain, Europe Atlantic coast, Mediterranean, Black Seas; sympatric with Chthamalus stellatus, but occupying higher levels of littoral zone
  • ZooBank: 90809851-BA09-4565-A941-CDBDF1FBE0AB


Balanus punctatus sensu Montagu, 1803: 8 in part

  • Synonymized to Chthamalus stellatus by Darwin; name has no priority, and description is too vague to be valid; Southward, 1976, considers not conspecific with B. punctatus of Pulteney


  • Montagu G., 1803. Testacea Britannica, or, Natural history of British shells, marine, land, and fresh-water, including the most minute: systematically arranged and embellished with figures. J. White, London, England, Vol. 1, xxxvii + 291 pp;; Vol. 2, pp. 293–606, pl. 1-16 (BHL). Reference page.  [See p. 8, for synonym]
  • Poltarukha, O.P. 2006: Identification Atlas of the Superfamily Chthamaloidea Barnacles (Cirripedia Thoracica) in the World Ocean. KMK Scientific Press, Ltd., Moscow. ISBN 5-87317-278-1. [In Russian] Reference page.  [See p. 153] [locality data, re-description, discussion]

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