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Amphibalanus eburneus
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Amphibalanus eburneus
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Barnacles
Common name: IVORY BARNACLE

Overview:

Amphibalanus eburneus, known as the Ivory Barnacle, is native to the Western Atlantic from the southern Gulf of Maine to Venezuela. It is widely introduced around the world and has invaded the Northeast Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, Northwestern Pacific and the Northeastern Pacific. In 2000, an established population was reported for the first time in US Pacific waters, in the Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach, California. Based on its broad tolerances, this species has the potential to expand its range on the Pacific coast. Amphibalanus eburneus fouls cultured oysters and may compete with other benthic invertebrates for space.

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Citation:

Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/.
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