Conopea basicuneata

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Taxonavigation: Balanoidea 

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

Familia: Archaeobalanidae
Subfamilia: Archaeobalaninae
Genus: Conopea
Species: Conopea basicuneata


Conopea basicuneata Van Syoc et al., 2014: 192

  • Symbiont: obligate commensal on gorgonian Junceella sp.
  • Type locality: Philippines, Luzon Island, Batangas Province, Calumpan Peninsula, “Dead Palm” dive site. 13.69569° N., 120.88472° E, 29-34 m; Attached to Junceella sp.
  • Types: Holotype CASIZ 191931; paratypes CASIZ 106069, 179509, 179510, 179528, 185863, 185887, 187630, 187631, 187651, 187653-187655, 187681, 187719, 191960
  • Distribution: Known from reef areas around Romblon Island and Verde Island Passage, Philippines
  • ZooBank: DF699D10-1965-45EC-8AFF-B08334125880


  • Van Syoc, R.J., Carrison-Stone, D., Madrona, L., & Williams, G.C. 2014. Barnacle symbionts of gorgonian sea fans: Description of Seven New Species (Archaeobalanidae:Cirripedia) from the Philippines, Including a Key to Western Pacific Species of Conopea, p. 171–211. In: Williams, Gary C., & Terrence M. Gosliner, eds. 2014. The Coral Triangle: The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, 94118, USA. ISBN 0940228750Reference page