|Researched by||Charlotte Marshall||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Ellis & Solander, 1786)|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Lepas fascicularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786)|
Out of interest, an aggregation of Dosima fascicularis has also been reported from the tail of a yellow-bellied sea snake (Pelamis platurus) in Mexico (Alvarez & Celis, 2004)!
Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland (continued)
Big strandings have occurred in recent years, in Cornwall on the north coast (e.g. Turk, 1982), and in Ireland in West Cork and counties Mayo and Sligo (Minchin, 1996; Cotton et al., 2006). Such strandings may also include large numbers of the by-the-wind-sailor (Velella velella), the Portuguese-Man-o-War (Physalia physalis), the snail (Janthina sp.) and other members of a community that lives close to the water surface and has been called neuston. The buoy-barnacle is recorded as being stranded also in the Faeroe Islands and southern Norway (Nilsson-Cantell, 1986). There are old records for the North Sea coast of Britain, mentioned by Nilsson-Cantell (1986) and Foster-Smith (2000), but these need validating.
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Alvarez, F. & Celis, A., 2004. On the occurrence of Conchoderma virgatum and Dosima fascicularis (Cirripedia, Thoracica) on the sea snake, Pelamis platurus (Reptilia, Serpentes) in Jalisco, Mexico. Crustceana, 77, 761-764.
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