Conopea exothobasis


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: Archaeobalaninae
Genus: Conopea
Species: Conopea exothobasis


Conopea exothobasis Van Syoc et al., 2014: 196

  • Symbiosis: obligate commensal on gorgonian Ellisella sp.
  • Type locality: Philippines, Luzon, Batangas Province, Calumpan Peninsula, “Dead Palm” dive site. 13.69569°N., 120.88472°E. HEP-23, 30 m; Attached to Ellisella sp.
  • Types: Holotype CASIZ 191927; paratypes CASIZ 187770
  • Distribution: Known only from type locality
  • ZooBank: AC47DD70-479B-42C5-B165-D11DF062C41A


  • 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