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Chthamalus proteus
(Barnacle)

chthamaline barnacle

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Chthamalus proteus is native to Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil. 


Species description or overview

Chthamalus proteus description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Chthamalus proteus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Chthamalus proteus information from the Hawaii Biological Survey
Information about Chthamalus proteus is presented on the "Introduced Marine Species of Hawaii" website of the Bishop Museum.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Chthamalus proteus information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Chthamalus proteus, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Impacts

Chthamalus proteus impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Chthamalus proteus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Dispersal and pathways

"Sleeper" barnacles (Raising Islands Blog, 25 August 2007)
The Atlantic barnacle Chthamalus proteus is arriving in Hawaiian harbors on the bottoms of ships. Bloggist Jan TenBruggencate reviews research on the barnacle, which may be 'sleeper species,' meaning that their introduction appears to be benign, until they finally 'adapt' to become a major problem.


Control methods

Chthamalus proteus management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Chthamalus proteus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Distribution

Invasion of Hawaiian shores by an Atlantic barnacle
A largely vacant niche in the upper mid-littoral zone of sheltered Hawaiian shores is now occupied by the barnacle Chthamalus proteus (Crustacea, Cirripedia), otherwise found in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.

Chthamalus proteus worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Chthamalus proteus is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


In the news

"Sleeper" barnacles (Raising Islands Blog, 25 August 2007)
The Atlantic barnacle Chthamalus proteus is arriving in Hawaiian harbors on the bottoms of ships. Bloggist Jan TenBruggencate reviews research on the barnacle, which may be 'sleeper species,' meaning that their introduction appears to be benign, until they finally 'adapt' to become a major problem.


Full-text articles

A Hawaiian limpet facilitates recruitment of a competitively dominant invasive barnacle
Abundance of the invasive barnacle Chthamalus proteus was negatively correlated with abundance of the native limpet Siphonaria normalis.


Experts

Chthamalus proteus contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Chthamalus proteus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Chthamalus proteus references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Chthamalus proteus as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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