Larval Development in the Rhizocephalan Barnacle Sacculina pilosella

We studied, under laboratory conditions, the larval development of a rhizocephalan barnacle Sacculina pilosellaVan Kampen et Boschma, 1925, which parasitizes the kelp crab Pugettia quadridens(de Haan) in Vostok Bay, Sea of Japan. It is shown that at 22–23°C, the whole cycle of larval development takes about 3 days. The larvae of S. pilosellaare… CONTINUE READING