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A new species of the genus Arcoscalpellum (Cirripedia, Thoracica, Scalpellidae) from deep waters in the South China Sea


A new species of deep-water barnacle that belongs to the family Scalpellidae is described from the South China Sea. Arcoscalpellum liui sp. nov. is morphologically similar to Arcoscalpellum gryllum Zevina, but differs from the latter by the absence of longitudinal striae on the capitular plates and the presence of caudal appendages with few terminal setae.

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Correspondence to Zhongli Sha.

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Supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XDA1103040102) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31172054)

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Sha, Z., Ren, X. A new species of the genus Arcoscalpellum (Cirripedia, Thoracica, Scalpellidae) from deep waters in the South China Sea. Chin. J. Ocean. Limnol. 33, 732–734 (2015).

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  • Cirripedia
  • Thoracia
  • new species
  • deep waters
  • South China Sea