Lepadomorpha


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Lepadomorpha

[‚lep·ə·də′mȯr·fə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of barnacles in the order Thoracica having a peduncle and a capitulum which is usually protected by calcareous plates.
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Lepadomorpha

 

a superfamily of invertebrates of the order Cirripedia (barnacles). The body is covered with calcareous plates and attaches itself by a fleshy stalk to the substrate. The body of Lepadomorpha measures up to 5–6 cm; the stalk is usually of the same length but may be as long as 75 cm. There are about 320 species. Lepadomorpha of the genus Lepas live not only on the sea floor but also attach themselves to floating objects and ship bottoms; they are distributed mainly in warm waters. Those of the genus Scalpellum live mainly in deep water and have been found at depths of 7 km.

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Dwarf males of Octolasmis warwickii (Cirripedia: Thoracica): the first example of coexistence of males and hermaphrodites in the suborder Lepadomorpha. Biol.
Among these, small individuals of the gooseneck barnacle Octolasmis warwickii (Gray, 1825) (Lepadomorpha: Poecilasmatidae) are frequently found attached on larger conspecifics (see Fig.
Since no other examples of dwarf males have been known in the suborder Lepadomorpha, hermaphroditism is considered to be the ancestral state in this lineage, and the dwarf males most likely evolved from hermaphrodites.
Cirripede crustaceans of the suborder Lepadomorpha (Cirripedia, Thoracica) of the Word Ocean.