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The Barnacles of Fiji, with Observations on the Ecology of Barnacles on Tropical Shores

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Title:The Barnacles of Fiji, with Observations on the Ecology of Barnacles on Tropical Shores
Authors:Foster, B.A.
Date Issued:Jan 1974
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Foster BA. 1974. The barnacles of Fiji, with observations on the ecology of barnacles on tropical shores. Pac Sci 28(1): 35-56.
Abstract:Twenty species of barnacles are now known from Fiji as a
result of recent collecting. The barnacle fauna has Malaysian affinities, but
there are no endemic species. Brief descriptions and notes on habitats are
given. The effects of erosion on the shell are described for the common
intertidal species.
The distribution patterns of the common intertidal species, except for those
of the coral-boring barnacles, are described; and from these the influence of
environmental factors on barnacle distribution is inferred. By determining
upper lethal temperatures, recording a few environmental temperatures, and
comparing these with similar information on temperate barnacles and shores,
I have concluded that high temperatures could be a deterrent to the existence
of large numbers of barnacles on sun-exposed surfaces of tropical shores. In
shaded conditions barnacles can, however, occupy most of the available
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 28, Number 1, 1974

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