BIOTIC Species Information for Chthamalus montagui
Researched byKaren Riley Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byProf. Alan J. Southward
Scientific nameChthamalus montagui Common nameMontagu's stellate barnacle
MCS CodeR46 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassMaxillopoda
SubclassCirripedia OrderThoracica
SuborderBalanomorpha FamilyChthamalidae
GenusChthamalus Speciesmontagui

Additional InformationBefore 1976 Chthamalus montagui was considered a variety of Chthamalus stellatus, but in 1976 was identified as a distinct species due to differences in its vertical zonation on the shore and morphology, particularly in the shape of the opercular plates, setation of the smaller cirri, the more sheltered locations in which it was found and its different pattern of zonation (Southward, 1976).
Taxonomy References Hayward et al., 1996, Rainbow, 1984, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Howson & Picton, 1997, Fish & Fish, 1996, Bassindale, 1964, Southward, 1976,
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