Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 13 Issue 1

A new species of pedunculate barancle of the genus Lepas (Cirripedia: Thoracica) from the Eastern Indian Ocean.

A. Daniel

Lepas gnanamuthui, a new species of Cirripede collected from drift wood off the south coast of Java and the west coast of Great Nicobar is described and discussed. Distinctive features include angularly bent carina with an external narrow central ridge, four filamentary appendages, distinct pectination of mandible and maxilla I and in the arrangement and nature of setae, spines and hairs on the segments of the cirri.

Date : 30-06-1971