Acasta vipensis


Taxonavigation: Balanoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Thecostraca
Subclassis: Cirripedia
Superordo: Thoracica
Ordo: Sessilia
Subordo: Balanomorpha
Infraordo: Neobalanoformes
Superfamilia: Balanoidea

Familia: Archaeobalanidae
Subfamilia: Acastinae
Genus: Acasta
Species: Acasta vipensis


Acasta vipensis Van Syoc et al., 2014: 202

  • Symbiont: obligate commensal on gorgonian Menella sp.
  • Type locality: Philippines, Luzon Island, Batangas Province, Calumpan Peninsula Maricaban Strait, “Murals” dive site. 13.69936°N., 120.88250°E. HEP-25. Attached to Menella sp.
  • Types: Holotype CASIZ 191930; paratypes CASIZ 185883, 185885, 185886, 187667, 187686, 187687, 187706, 187717, 187764, 187767
  • Distribution: Known only from type locality
  • ZooBank: 58F29F5F-85CC-4830-A608-9B1A80FA93BD


  • Van Syoc, R.J., Carrison-Stone, D., Madrona, L., & Williams, G.C. 2014. Barnacle symbionts of gorgonian sea fans: Description of Seven New Species (Archaeobalanidae:Cirripedia) from the Philippines, Including a Key to Western Pacific Species of Conopea, p. 171–211. In: Williams, Gary C., & Terrence M. Gosliner, eds. 2014. The Coral Triangle: The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, 94118, USA. ISBN 0940228750Reference page