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Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cirripedia, Chelonibiidae) recorded for the first time from a stranded turtle on the Gadani coast of Balochistan, Pakistan

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Affiliations: 1: Institute of Marine Science, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan

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