Abstract

Hexaminius foliorum n.sp. is described and separated from H.  popeiana Foster on differences in adult and larval anatomy, supported by differences in cirral activity, copulatory activity and breeding. Structure, function and reproduction in H. foliorum are more specialised than in H.  popeiana. The differences are related adaptively to the occupancy by H.  popeiana of a variety of hard substrata, but not mangrove leaves, and the confinement of H.  foliorum to the ephemeral habitat of immersible mangrove leaves. Hexaminius foliorum may be a specialised descendant of H.  popeiana.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Anderson et al., 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(4): 205–223
Author
D. T. Anderson; J. T. Anderson; E. A. Egan
Year
1988
Title
Balanoid barnacles of the genus Hexaminius (Archaeobalanidae: Elminiinae) from mangroves of New South Wales, including a description of a new species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
40
Issue
4
Start Page
205
End Page
223
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.155
Language
English
Date Published
16 December 1988
Cover Date
16 December 1988
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: CIRRIPEDIA; TAXONOMY
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22 January 2009
Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
155
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