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Fistulobalanus albicostatus
Image courtesy of Dr. Benny K.K. Chan, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Image shows F. albicostatus attached to a mangrove tree.
Fistulobalanus albicostatus
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Barnacles


Fistulobalanus albicostatus is native to the Northwest Pacific from Japan and Korea to Sumatra. Introduced specimens of this barnacle have been found in California, France, and New Zealand; however, to our knowledge, none of these translocations has resulted in an established population. Introductions of F. albicostatus have largely occurred with imported oysters or as fouling on oil-drilling platforms. This barnacle occurs in rocky intertidal areas, on oysters, mangroves, submerged wood, and man-made structures.

*This species is not currently established in North American waters.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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