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First account on deep-sea stalked barnacles from the Canary Islands (NE Atlantic), with an updated checklist of the Cirripedia, Thoracica and their hosts in the area

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New information on deep-water Cirripedia obtained during project surveys and experimental cruises in the Canary Islands region (NE Atlantic) have been analysed and collated with literature data. This annotated checklist includes 32 species of the Cirripedia Thoracica; four of them are recorded for the first time from the Canaries: Poecilasma aurantia, Poecilasma crassa, Heteralepas microstoma and Aurivillialepas falcata. Information on the barnacles’ animal hosts in the area is also updated and compiled for the first time.

Affiliations: 1: 1Applied Marine Ecology and Fisheries, i-UNAT, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Campus de Tafira, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain ; 2: 2AKT Solutions, 114 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7BY, U.K. ; 3: 3Animal Biology Dept., University of La Laguna, Av. Astrofísico F. Sánchez, 38205 La Laguna, Spain ; 4: 4Marine Biological Association (MBA), The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth PL1 2PB, U.K.

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