Specimen Information

Megabalanus coccopoma
Megabalanus coccopoma
(Titan acorn barnacle)
Crustaceans-Barnacles
Exotic

Specimen ID167958
GroupCrustaceans-Barnacles
GenusMegabalanus
Speciescoccopoma
Common NameTitan acorn barnacle
StateLA
CountyJefferson
LocalityGulf of Mexico at Grand Isle State Park [Eastern tip of Grand Isle, ~15 mi E of Leeville]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEast Central Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090301
HUC10 NameBarataria Bay-Frontal Gulf of Mexico
HUC10 Number0809030105
HUC12 NameCaminada Bay-Frontal Gulf of Mexico
HUC12 Number080903010507
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15848
Author:Perreault, R.T.
Date:2004
Title:An exotic tropical barnacle, Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854), in Louisiana: its probable arrival and environmental implications.
Journal:Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences
Volume:66
Pages:13-16
CommentsNo second generation specimens observed.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalScripps Institute of Oceanography
Museum Cat NumberSIO-BIC C-10480
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1


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