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First record of Xenobalanus globicipitis Cirripedia Coronulidae on Stenella coeruleoalba Cetacea Delphinidae in the oligotrophic waters of north-eastern Brazil

, : First record of Xenobalanus globicipitis Cirripedia Coronulidae on Stenella coeruleoalba Cetacea Delphinidae in the oligotrophic waters of north-eastern Brazil. Marine Biodiversity Records 3

The present contribution reports for the first time the sessile barnacle Xenobalanus globicipitis as an epizoic of the striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba in the oligotrophic waters of north-eastern Brazil. One barnacle specimen was found on a dead cetacean in Ceara State, north-eastern Brazil. Diagnosis and figures of the barnacle are provided and the relationship between the epizoic and the host discussed.


DOI: 10.1017/S1755267209991151

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