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Invasives Alert!

Megabalanus coccopoma
(Titan acorn barnacle)

Summary: New invader with unknown characters
Megabalanus coccopoma is a Pacific species that ranges along the west coast of the Americas from California to Ecuador. It has been detected in coastal waters of Brazil, Texas, and Louisiana. Scientists are trying to gather more information about the eastward spread of this species.

Read the alert on Megabalanus coccopoma!

Updated January 2007
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