Conopea margaretae

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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 margaretae


Conopea margaretae Van Syoc et al., 2014: 183

  • Symbiont: obligate symbiont on Viminella sp.
  • Type locality: Philippines, Luzon Island, Batangas Province, “Murals” dive site. 13.69936°N., 120.88224°E. HEP-104, 30 m; Attached to Viminella sp.
  • Types: Holotype CASIZ 191929; paratypes CASIZ 106068, 185243, 187649, 185862, 185864, 185865
  • Distribution: Known only from type locality
  • ZooBank: E32EF4E6-EB81-40F9-84A3-580FB5C3216F


  • 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